TCSYO Concerto Competition 2023


Eligibility Factors

• Open to current members of the Symphonic Orchestra.

• Piano accompanists are not allowed for the Preliminary Round. An accompanist is highly recommended (but not required) for the Final Round.

• Duration of the concerto must be ten minutes or less. If the concerto is longer than ten minutes, cuts must be provided and clearly marked in the scores given to the Judges, or you will be disqualified.

The competition winner will perform with the Symphonic Orchestra on Feb 27, 2023. Judges have the discretion to declare no winner, based upon the quality of the performances. The decision of the judges is final.



The competition takes place in two rounds. The Preliminary Round consists of adjudicated evaluations of recorded performances- no piano accompanists allowed.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to check with Mrs. Rupert before applying to make sure we can procure orchestra parts should they win.

Contestants must audition on the concerto and movement they would like to perform with the orchestra. Once an application is submitted, changes in repertoire will not be allowed.  

A limited number of candidates will be selected to proceed to the Final Round where they will perform for a jury of distinguished musicians. Concerti must be memorized.


Preliminary Round

Applicants must submit an unedited youtube link of a concerto movement no more than ten minutes in length. Recordings with accompaniment or evidence of editing will be disqualified. Be sure your video is clearly labeled with your name, composer, title, and movement.

How To Apply:

1. Complete the Application Form.
2. Send your youtube link, recommendation letter from your private teacher, a high-resolution photo, resume of musical and educational history, and performance bio to:
3. The $60.00 entrance fee (non-refundable) can be paid by check sent to: 

14214 Eagle Button Ct 
Centreville VA 20121

Completed applications must be received by November 7, 2022.

Final Round

Applicants invited to proceed to the final round will be notified by email on or before November 21.

The final round will take place on December 5 at 5:30 PM in the Johnson Middle School Auditorium. Finalists will perform their selected concerti with piano accompaniment (highly recommended but not required) for a jury of distinguished musicians. Please bring three copies of your solo for the judges with clearly marked cuts, if your concerto lasts over ten minutes. Concerti must be memorized for the Final Round.

The Concerto Competition winner will be notified by email on or before December 8, 2022, and will perform with the Symphonic Orchestra on Monday, February 27, 2023.

Dates To Remember:

November 7, 2022 Completed Application deadline
November 21, 2022 Notification of acceptance to Final-Round
December 5, 2022 Final Round at Johnson Middle School Auditorium - 5:30 PM
December 8, 2022 Notification of the results
February 27, 2023 Concerto Winner Performance

TCSYO Concerto Competition Application

Please contact TCSYO office: 703-638-9328 if you have additional questions.
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