PLEASE NOTE: ALL COMPETITIONS FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON ARE CANCELLED.
Annual CVYS Competitions
Each and every musician will be involved in creating beautiful music as part of the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony. However, there are other ways to enhance your involvement with CVYS that you may or may not already be aware of! For example, each year CVYS holds three different competitions that are open to all CVYS student musicians.
For the first round of judging, musicians are asked to prepare a concerto (a music composition that contains orchestral accompaniment) and submit a recording of their performance. This year's CD recordings are due by
February 1, 2021 . TBA
Up to five finalists are chosen for the Concerto Competition Finalist Performance, which will be held in February. On that day, a panel of judges will evaluate the performances and rank the finalists. First, second and third place finalists are awarded cash prizes. In addition, the winner of the competition will get to perform his or her piece at the CVYS Spring Finale Concert.
Student Composition Competition
Aspiring composers are encouraged to prepare original compositions for our annual composition competition. Compositions are evaluated by CVYS music staff, and a winning composition may be selected. If a winner is chosen, the composition is then distributed to the youth symphony in the spring and performed at the May concert. If you are interested in composing for this competition, please speak to the Music Director at rehearsal or email him at info
. Scores are due on
February 1, 2021. TBA
Student Conductor Competition
Student musicians who are interested in conducting are strongly encouraged to consider entering this competition. During the fall semester, the music director will announce when the conducting competition will take place. It is typically held during a regular Tuesday evening rehearsal. The successful student conductor will have the opportunity to rehearse and conduct a music selection at a future concert.