Young Artists Competition

2017-2018 Young Artist Competition

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, 2018.



The competition is open to all students 18 years or younger for all instruments, and ages 16-21 for voice as of September, 2017. Competitors must be studying currently with a private teacher, reside within a 50 mile radius of the Portland Area and be available for rehearsal on Wednesday January 31 and Wednesday February 7, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:30 pm and on Saturday February 10, 2018, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.



The performance piece must be the same as the audition DVD 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): (3) Short biography of performer as indicated on application.

Winners will be asked to submit a high quality digital photo to use on posters for the concert.



Nov. 17, 2017 Application form and audition DVDs due by 6:00 P.M.
Nov. 24, 2017 All applicants will be notified of final results
Jan. 31, 2018 Rehearsal with JCO at Rose Schnitzer Manor – 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Feb. 7, 2018 Rehearsal with JCO at Rose Schnitzer Manor – 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Feb 10, 2018 Dress Rehearsal with JCO at Rose Schnitzer Manor – 6 – 8:30 pm
Feb. 11, 2018 Sound Check 1:00 PM and Concert 3:00 PM at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center