We were once again humbled and amazed at the talent of all the young musicians who played at the 2018 concerto competition auditions held on February 3rd.  THANK YOU for sharing your talent with us.  It gives us much joy and hope knowing that the future of music is in such capable hands.  

See Avik Sarkar perform at our May 6th concert!  Please click on our UPCOMING CONCERTS to learn more information.

Our 2019 Concerto Competition application will be posted in October 2018.  Please stay tuned!

If you would like to receive an email when this application is available please fill out the form below.

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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