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Please Pay YAC Fee Here 

Please use this DONATE button to pay the Competition fee of $40.00.
Once you open the donation button, you will see a menu of amounts.
Please choose the $40 YAC line item and submit

OR: You may send a check made out to 

PO. Box 988
Canandaigua, NY  14424

Thank you!


Due to the conflict with NYSSMA, we have decided to go to all DIGITAL applications for this contest.
Please do fill out the application form below and submit it first along with the online payment at left.  
Then record your audition on VIDEO and submit by Friday, March 3 before midnight.  
We will evaluate only auditions with paid applications.

To upload your file: 
Save your recording in your drive or dropbox etc.
Then SHARE your file to this email:

FLSO Mark Bradley Young Artist Competition Application 
You may complete the application on line or download the .pdf form and mail it in. You may also pay here on line or send a check made out to FLSO, Inc.
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Digital recordings only to be submitted by

Friday, March 3, 2023
Applications will only be evaluated when payment has been received.



ELIGIBILITY:   Auditions are open to instrumental students through grade 12, who are residents of Ontario Seneca, Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming or Yates counties. Note: pianists, vocalists, and previous winners are not eligible. 

** Piano accompaniment is required for audition**


This year's winner will have the opportunity to perform a solo with the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra during their Spring Concert on April 29, 2023 and receive a cash award of $200. In the event of multiple winners, a cash award of $200 will be awarded to each winner. DIGITAL Auditions will be evaluated on Saturday March 4.


Please prepare any one movement from a concerto or a composition for solo instrument and orchestra. Only VIDEO recordings can be evaluated. Piano accompaniment is required for audition. Please provide your own accompanist and one digital  copy (.pdf please) of your music for the judges. Applicants will be given a maximum of eight minutes.


Send completed application and the $40 fee payable ON LINE or mailed to FLSO, P.O. Box 988, Canandaigua, NY  14424 postmarked no later than Friday, February 24, 2023.


Additional questions can be directed to


*Note on audition repertoire selection: Due to time and cost restraints, orchestral accompaniment parts must be available at reasonable cost from a music publisher or rental agency in the US. Your school or private music teacher should be able to assist you in verifying this if necessary. Please check into this ahead of time. The FLSO has the right to cancel a performance or request that a different piece be performed if orchestral parts are not easily accessible or too cost prohibitive.


Competition procedure: Performing from memory is preferred, but not mandatory. Competition results are final. Candidates will be notified in writing within a week of auditions.


CONCERT – Saturday, April 29, 2023, 7:00pm
Presbyterian Church of Geneva, 24 Park Pl, Geneva, NY


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Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra, Inc
P.O. Box 988
Canandaigua, NY 14424