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 rules, which you can access on this page for the applicable group. 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
Chamber Orchestra’s Concerto Competition
Concert Orchestra’s Solo Competition
Avancé Flute Choir’s Solo Competition
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.