Youth Orchestra Competition

Rivers Youth Orchestra

Open to students enrolled in the Rivers Youth Symphony program only.

Sign up for the RYO Competition

Two winners will be chosen to perform with the Youth Symphony (full orchestra accompaniment) or Philharmonia (string orchestra accompaniment only).

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 12, 2019: Competition Sign Up Deadline
Saturday, October 26, 2019: Competition (9 am – 12 pm)
Sunday, February 9, 2020: 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)