We are excited to announce a $500 Scholarship will now be given to the winner of the Lowell Philharmonic Concerto Competition!

We will be putting the application online in the next week. Please sign up below to make sure you will be notified when it goes live.

Jeanne Selander Memorial Concerto Competition

Each year, the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra sponsors the Jeanne Selander Memorial Concerto Competition, a competition for young musicians. Students audition for the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the orchestra. 

Jeanne Selander was an energetic violinist in the LPO when it began in the 1980’s.  The youth competition was her brainchild and her passion.  Mrs. Selander passed away in 1992, just a couple of years after establishing the competition for the orchestra.

The contest is open to young musicians through the age of 18 who live or go to school within 75 miles of Lowell. Students may still enter if they are 18+ but still enrolled in high school.

Although it is entitled "Concerto Competition," any substantial work for solo instrument and orchestra is acceptable.  The concerti of the Suzuki repertoire are permitted with the exceptions of the Bach a minor Concerto, the Vivaldi a minor Concerto, and the Seitz Concertos.  Accompanists are asked NOT to join the audition.

Notifications of future Competitions

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Past Winners of the Lowell Philharmonic Concerto Competition:

2019-Zoey Long on Viola
2018-Avik Sarkar on Piano