Young Artists Competition

2022-2023 Young Artist Competition

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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 19, 2023.


The competition is open to all students 18 years or younger for all instruments, and ages 16-21 for voice as of September, 2022. 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 February 1, Wednesday February 8, and Wednesday February 15, 2023 between 7:00 – 9:30 pm and on Saturday February 18, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.


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 posters for the concert.


Nov. 11, 2022 Application 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. 14, 2022 Winners will be notified by Monday, November 14 by e-mail and asked to confirm acceptance.
Feb. 1, 2023 Rehearsal with JCO at Rose Schnitzer Manor – 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Feb. 8, 2023 Rehearsal with JCO at Rose Schnitzer Manor – 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Feb. 15, 2023 Rehearsal with JCO at Rose Schnitzer Manor – 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Feb 18, 2023 Dress Rehearsal with JCO at Rose Schnitzer Manor – 6 – 8:30 pm
Feb. 19, 2023 Sound Check 1:00 PM and Concert 3:00 PM at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center