If you have questions regarding the Young Artist Competition, please reach out to Maestro Don Appert at cc1maestro@aol.com.  We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Application Form


Strings, Brass / Woodwinds, Mallets, Piano and Voice


Four Winners will be selected to perform one movement of a concerto with the Jewish Community Orchestra on February 11, 2024.


The competition is open to all students 18 years or younger for all instruments, and ages 16-21 for voice as of September, 2023. Competitors must be studying currently with a private teacher, reside within a 50 mile radius of the Portland Area and be available for all rehearsals – see the schedule below.


The performance piece must be the same as the audition video and will consist of one movement from a standard concerto (or comparable short work) or opera repertoire (2-3 arias), and must be less than 15 minutes in length. (Note: Pianists do not need to have a second piano as accompaniment.)


Submit (1) Application Form with student, parent and teacher signature: (2) DVD of performance (with accompanist for voice and instruments other than piano) (must be video – no CDs). Youtube or video link accepted (must work however!) in lieu of dvd if desired. (3) Short biography of performer as indicated on application.

Winners will be asked to submit a high quality digital photo to use on concert posters and social media.


Nov 10, 2023Application form and audition DVDs (or Youtube or video links) due by 6:00 P.M. to Dr. Appert.  E-mail with youtube link is acceptable but the link MUST work!  Please print your e-mail address clearly on the form!
Nov 13, 2023Winners will be notified by Monday, November 13 by e-mail and asked to confirm acceptance.
Jan 31, 2024Rehearsal with JCO at Rose Schnitzer Manor – 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Feb 7, 2024Rehearsal with JCO at Rose Schnitzer Manor – 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Feb 10, 2024Dress Rehearsal with JCO at Rose Schnitzer Manor – 6 – 8:30 pm
Feb. 11, 2024Sound Check 1:00 PM and Concert 3:00 PM at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center