The Young Artist Competition is an instrumental music competition for serious young musicians in grades: 9 through 12 (or equivalent ages.) Applicants must be recommended by their school music teacher or private music teacher. All competitors submit a recording of their concerto. Finalists perform their piece live in front of a panel of judges. The winner of the Senior Division performs his/her piece with the BHSO.
The Black Hills Symphony Orchestra and the Black Hills Symphony League are pleased to announce:
38th Annual Young Artist Competition
Sponsored by the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra and the Black Hills Symphony League Deadline for applications: December 12, 2016
Competition is open to high school instrumentalists in grades 9 through 12 and living within a 180-mile radius of Rapid City. The Junior Division is open to students in 9th or 10th grades (with a maximum age of 17), and Senior Division is open to those in 11th and 12th grades (with a maximum age of 19). Applicants must be recommended by their school music director or private music teacher. Entrants may only compete on one instrument per competition.
Competition will be open to the public. Admission to the Young Artist Competition is free. Donations are welcome.
Please contact Young Artist Committee Chair:
The winner from the senior division will play his/her solo with the BHSO on March 4, 2017 and receive a cash award of $500. The second place winner in the senior division will receive $300. The first place winner in the junior division will receive $200. The second place winner in the junior division will receive $100.
BHSO Young Artist Showcase
The second place winner of the Senior Division and both the first and second place winners of the Junior Division will play for the Symphony League - BHSO Young Artist Showcase (date TBD). An honorable mention may be awarded at the judges’ discretion. There will be no monetary award for this distinction. All competitors will receive an audio recording of their competition performance.
The Black Hills Symphony League presents and pays for the Young Artist Competition Awards.
Winners of the 38th Annual Young Artist Competition (2017)
Application Deadline: Mon Dec 12, 2016
Contestants announced: TBD Jan 2017
Rehearsal: Fri Jan 27, 2017
Competition: Sat Jan 28, 2017, 8 am - 5 pm
BHSO Young Artist Showcase:
Sunday, February 12, 2017 · 2-4 pm
at Batchelder’s Plummer Piano & Organ
1301 W. Omaha, Suite 101, Rapid City
Winner plays with BHSO: March 4, 2017