COMPETITIONS

General Information

Each season, the San Jose Youth Symphony holds the Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition, the Chamber Orchestra’s Concerto Competition, the Concert Orchestra’s Solo Competition, as well as the Avancé Flute Choir’s Solo Competition. These competitions —  all proudly sponsored by the San Jose Symphony Foundation — are open exclusively to SJYS members.

Participants will have the opportunity to perform in front of a panel of judges, and winners of the competitions will perform their solo pieces with their choir in a concert following the competition or with their  orchestras in concerts in the following season.

The Application Deadlines are noted in the competition guidelines, which you can access below on this page. Interested applicants can click on the links to access the online applications and also pay the $40 application fee online via an email request for payment via PayPal.

Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition

apooThis competition is open exclusively to the Philharmonic Orchestra members. All interested musicians must carefully review the
competition rules and submit the
online application.

Chamber Orchestra’s  Concerto Competition

This competition is held for our other advanced ensemble, the Chamber Orchestra. All interested musicians must carefully review the competition rules and submit the online application.

Concert Orchestra’s Solo Competition

This competition is open only to Concert Orchestra members. All interested musicians must carefully review the competition rules and submit the online application.

Avancé Flute Choir’s Solo Competition

This competition is open only to Concert Orchestra members. All interested musicians must carefully review the competition rules and submit the PDF application.

List of Sample Concerti

Here is a list of sample concerti for the Philharmonic Young Artist Competition and the Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition. If you have any any questions about the repertoire, please consult your conductors for advice.