2021 Young Artist Music Competition

Application Guidelines   

VOCALISTS

Participants should choose their own pieces for the competition that are appropriate for their ability and vocal range. Participants are encouraged to consider the below list of pieces for audition.  Choosing a piece from the below list may ensure a chosen vocalist "Young Artist Winner" will perform at the Concert on the Green event with full symphony accompaniment.
  • Duparc - Chanson Triste (soprano, E flat)
  • Gluck - Paris and Helen - O del mio dolce ardor (soprano, e minor)
  • Puccini - O mio babbino caro (soprano, A flat)
  • Sondheim/McNieland - Send in the Clowns (mezzo, E flat)
  • Simon/Norman - How Could I Ever Know from Secret Garden (soprano, D flat/D)
  • Schonberg/Krogstad - I Dreamed a Dream from Les Mis (tenor, E flat.F)
  • Rachmaninoff - Vocalise, op. 34 (E major)
  • Scarlatti/McNieland - Amor preparami from Pompeo (F major)
  • Smalls/Brown - If You Believe from The Wiz (B flat)
  • Smalls/Brown - Hom from The Wiz (B flat)

All vocalist participants must perform TWO pieces which are consistent with symphony performance.  Pieces with known symphony orchestration are preferred.  One piece must be a classical art song or aria in the original language.  One selection must be from a Broadway Show.  Music must be memorized for consideration for First, Second, or Third place.

The Concert on the Green Young Artist Music Competition applicant's audition may be accompanied or a cappella.  

First place, second place, third place, and honorable mention awards may be provided based on the performance of the online judging.  A first place winner may also be awarded the "Young Artist Winner" if his/her performance is of the quality required to be performed on stage during the main event at Concert on the Green.  The vocalist Young Artist Winner may perform as a highlighted portion of the main Concert on the Green event on stage with piano accompaniment.  The vocalist Young Artist Winner may perform with full symphony accompaniment if the piece chosen for online audition and final judging performance (final judgment performance may or may not be required) is one of the 10 pieces listed above.

Young Artist Music Competition for Vocalists and Instrumentalists

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING FOR VOCALISTS AND INSTRUMENTALISTS
Concert on the Green is pleased to announce the Young Artist Music Competition for Clay County students.  This young artist event is designed to promote music education in Clay County by providing talented students an opportunity to perform a solo work with the Jacksonville Symphony. The winner will be chosen through a competitive audition process and may, if they choose to do so, perform with the Jacksonville Symphony in concert on May 30, 2021.  The winner will receive a scholarship award that can be used toward music or college expenses.  Performing with the Jacksonville Symphony is consider optional and is not a requirement for winning the contest or receiving a scholarship.
Eligibility:  To be eligible, students must live in Clay County and may be home schooled, or attend a school in Clay or Duval County. Students in grades 9-12 will compete in the Senior Division. Students in grades 6-9 will compete in the Junior Division. As a 9th grader, students may choose to enter either division.  Students can be chosen as the first place soloist winner more than once, but not in consecutive years. 
Apply ON OR BEFORE April 9, 2021, for the scholarship using the on-line application process by clicking here for the Music Application.  Next Videotape your audition, upload it onto Youtube or Vimeo, then email us a link along with a Scanned copy of your sheet music to:  Julie.concertonthegreen@gmail.com, no later than April 9, 2021, or anytime prior to deadline.  If scanned email of your music is to large a file to send, we suggest scanned copies of only 3 pages each sent as a PDF file in separate scans and emails until the entire piece has been sent. Please include a picture of yourself for our website (optional).  For any questions contact Cara Rothermel, Music Competition Coordinator at: music@concertonthegreen.com
An accompanist is not required.  If applicant chooses to use an accompanist, all fees are the responsibility of the applicant.
Be sure that the musical selections you choose are arranged for Orchestral Accompaniment. Check with your instructor or contact us to get approval for your piece, as well to answer any questions you may have. 
IMPORTANT DATES
ONLINE APPLICATION, SHEET MUSIC, & ONLINE AUDITION VIDEO are due ON OR BEFORE  Friday, April 9, 2021.
AUDITIONS: All auditions will be held online. 
FINALIST JUDGING: TO BE ANNOUNCED 
Winners will be notified via email and or a phone call.

Application Guidelines

INSTRUMENTALISTS

Participants may choose their own piece for the competition. However, if a “Young Artist Winner” is declared, Concert on the Green reserves the right to request an alternate piece for performance. Music must be memorized for consideration for First, Second, or Third place.

Applicant's online audition may be accompanied (this includes senior division pianists), or a cappella.  If applicant chooses to use an accompanist, all fees are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Senior Division: participants must perform a solo piece from a concerto composition which has symphony orchestration and is consistent with symphony performance.
  • Junior Division: follow the above guidelines, if possible. You may play a sonata or classical piece of your choice. It does not have to have orchestral accompaniment. Pianists must have four years of experience or a Level 3 in piano proficiency.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. • 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352)