Youth Orchestra Competition

Rivers Youth Orchestra

Please note: the competition is only open to Youth Symphony percussion and string students this year.

Sign up for the RYO Competition here

Two winners will be chosen to perform with the Youth Symphony or Philharmonia. This year, due to Covid 19 restrictions, all accompaniments must be string orchestra only.

The event will be livestreamed on the Rivers School Conservatory Facebook page.

Students are required to play one movement of a concerto of their choice from memory with accompaniment. For the audition, the piece should not exceed 10 minutes, so cuts should be made if needed. All contestants must have their concerto approved by RYO conductor Christopher Memoli before entering the competition.

An accompanist will be provided for the audition. To rehearse with the accompanist ahead of time, please sign up here: RSC Accompanist Rehearsal Sign-Up

Important Dates

Saturday, October 10, 2020: Competition Sign Up Deadline
Saturday, October 24, 2020: Competition (9 am – 12 pm)
Sunday, February 7, 2021: Winners perform at Regis College (3 pm)

Winners’ Performances:

Joshua Halberstadt, viola (2019)
Lindy Billhardt, double bass (2019)
Sarah Zhang, violin (2018)
Andrew Y. Kim, cello (2018)
Kendrick Kirby-Lee, violin (2017)
Sara Kawai, harp (2017)
Elizabeth McCormick, flute (2016)
Ella Kim, violin (2016)
Spencer Anderson, violin (2015)
Evan Wood, trombone (2015)