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All applicants must audition in person on this day. No alternative arrangements are possible.
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.
ACCOMPANISTS: 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 $500 cash award and perform with The Loveland Orchestra at the Young Artist concert, at Good Shepherd Church; 3429 N. Monroe Ave; Loveland, Colorado. Second place will receive a $100 cash award that will be presented at this concert.
Decisions by the judges are final and are not negotiable by the participants, their parents, or their teachers.
FEE & APPLICATION DEADLINE:
A non-refundable fee of $40 (made payable to The Loveland Orchestra) must accompany the application. All entries must be postmarked by the due date listed above. Early applications will insure availability for the competition and your audition time preference. The Loveland Orchestra is not responsible for late or misdirected mail due to weather, insufficient postage, or mislabeling.