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Young Artist CompetitionAudition Details

Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 4650 Sunview Dr, Loveland CO

Date: Saturday March 4, 2023


Fee - $50

Late submissions - $75

First Place:

Cash Prize - $1,000

Performance with the orchestra April 21, 2023


Due February 4, 2023 (late submissions considered through February 18, 2023)

What to include in your application:

  1. Submit the information below, completing all items. Please include a short biography. Musician biography should be 450 words or less and should highlight your musical history, accomplishments, former and present teachers, etc.
  2. Parents should complete the parental permission form and email it to or mail to Loveland Orchestra, P.O. Box 2577 Loveland, CO 80539.
  3. Musicians should send 1-2 headshots to or mail to Loveland Orchestra, P.O. Box 2577 Loveland, CO 80539. Photographs of the winner will be used to promote our April 21 concert. Application information (see No. 4 below), musician biography, headshot, parental permission form, and application fee must be received by February 4th. Late submissions will be considered through February 18th.You will be notified of your acceptance and audition time by February 18 (February 25 for late submissions).
  4. Application Information - Please provide the following information to, or mail to Loveland Orchestra, P.O. Box 2577 Loveland, CO 80539:

    • Name
    • Instrument
    • Email
    • Phone
    • Home Address
    • Grade
    • City of High School
    • Name of High School
    • Name of Private Instructor
    • Instructor's Email
    • Instructor's Phone
    • Name of Accompanist
    • Accompanist's Email
    • Accompanist's Phone
    • Title of Composition
    • Title of Movement
    • Composer
    • Publisher
    • Performance Length
    • Musician Biography Biography should be 450 words or less and should highlight your musical history, accomplishments, former and present teachers, etc.


AUDITION DATE: All applicants must audition in person on this day. No alternative arrangements are possible.

PARTICIPATION: Application does not guarantee a performance slot in the competition. Additional screening may be required, depending on the number of applicants.

CATEGORIES: Piano, String, Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Solo Instruments.

ELIGIBILITY The competition is open to Colorado high school students in grades 9 through 12. Winners in any given year may not compete again the following year. However, those who receive Honorable Mention may compete the following year.

AUDITION: Contestants must perform one movement of a concerto or major work that regularly appears in concert repertoire and for which the music for the orchestra would be readily available. If in doubt about your selection, contact The Loveland Orchestra. Performance time should be limited to under 15 minutes. No taped auditions will be accepted. All music must be memorized.

ACCOMPANIST: All entries must be accompanied and all entrants MUST provide their own accompanist. There are two pianos at the audition site.

GENERAL: One published score of the music (with measures numbered) must be provided to the judges. Due to copyright laws, reproductions of the music by hand or machine cannot be used by the performer, the accompanist, or the judges. UNAUTHORIZED COPIED MUSIC IS UNACCEPTABLE AND WILL DISQUALIFY THE CONTESTANT. Please consult current fair-use copyright laws for works in the public domain or contact The Loveland Orchestra directly with your questions.

PRIZES: Judges will select one winner who will receive a $1,000 cash award and perform with The Loveland Orchestra.

Decisions by the judges are final and are not negotiable by the participants, their parents, or their teachers.

FEE & APPLICATION DEADLINE: The non-refundable fee (made payable to The Loveland Orchestra) must accompany the application. All entries must be postmarked by the due date listed above. The Loveland Orchestra is not responsible for late or misdirected mail due to weather, insufficient postage, or mislabeling.

MAKE A PAYMENT: In addition to completing the application form, applicants must also submit a non-refundable payment. Payment is due by February 4, 2023.

Late payments are due February 18, 2023.

Pay By Credit Card:(Includes a $1 convenience fee)

Pay By Check: Make payable to “The Loveland Orchestra.” Please send the check to:

The Loveland Orchestra

Young Artist Competition

P.O. Box 2577

Loveland, CO 80539

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The Loveland Orchestra

PO Box 2577

Loveland, CO 80539



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