The Windham Orchestra has announced its 24th Annual Concerto Competition. Auditions will be held on Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Brattleboro Music Center in Brattleboro.
The concerto competition is open to serious music students, in grades 9 through 12, who live in Windsor, Windham and Bennington counties in Vermont; Cheshire, Sullivan and Grafton counties in New Hampshire; and Berkshire, Franklin and Hampshire counties in Massachusetts.
Contestants may play any concerto (or other accompanied solo piece) within the limits of the following orchestration: strings, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, threetrumpets, three trombones, tuba, and timpani. Please consult the Competition Coordinator, listed below, for other arrangements.
All auditions must be accompanied and entrants must provide their own accompanist. Students may play one or more movements, but audition time will be limited to 10 minutes. An audition time will be set, once the application is received.
The Concerto Competition winner will receive $200 and the opportunity to perform with the Windham Orchestra at its concerts on Thursday, March 25 and Sunday, March 28 under the direction of Hugh Keelan.
Brattleboro violinmaker Douglas Cox has funded the Windham Orchestra's Annual Concerto Competition since its inception 24 years ago (www.coxviolins.com).
Application forms must be received no later than Feb. 9. For details contact Connie Green, at 254-9562 or email@example.com.
To obtain an application form contact the Brattleboro Music Center at 257-4523 or download a copy at www.bmcvt.org.