Symphony on the Bay is excited to announce its 2016 competition for Young Artists. The annual competition is part of the Symphony’s ongoing efforts to connect with and provide opportunities for young musicians in our community. The winners of the Young Artists’ Competition are invited to perform with the orchestra during the upcoming season. The competition is open to orchestral instruments (woodwind, brass, percussion, and strings), harp, piano, and voice. The 2016 competition will select two outstanding competitors, one junior and one senior, to perform as soloists with the orchestra in a special concert presentation in late March or early April 2017

Contestants must submit an application form and fee along with a recording of themselves playing the selected music with piano accompaniment. The finalists and their accompanists will be invited to perform before a panel of judges on Saturday, October 29, 2016, in Burlington, Ontario. The application deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday, September 30, 2016. Please see the Young Artists’ Competition page for more information.