Jeanne Selander Memorial Concerto Competition
The 2018 Concerto Competition application is now live, please click HERE.
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 a solo 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.
The 2018 Concerto Competition auditions will be held in February, 2018. The deadline for applications is in mid January. Since we must limit the number of competitors to twenty-five, any received beyond that number will be wait-listed. Contestants will be notified regarding the outcome of the competition within approximately one week of the competition. There is a non-refundable $35 audition fee to participate.
APPLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AND ACCEPTED
Oct. 1, 2017 - Jan. 19, 2018
Feb. 3, 2018 (Feb. 10th snow date)
Weekend of May 4-6th, 2018 Exact Times and Venues TBT
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