Young Musicians Contest

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Follow in the footsteps of winners of the Michael Ben and Illene Komisarow Maurer Young Musicians Contest who are now musicians in orchestras across the nation, including the ISO! The Michael Ben & Illene Komisarow Maurer Young Musicians Contest encourages accomplished young Indiana musicians (through grade 12) to set and achieve goals of technical and artistic excellence by providing an opportunity to perform in a competitive setting.

Beginning in the 2019-20 season, the winner of the Young Musicians Contest will perform their prizewinning concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra during our annual Side-by-Side Concert. 

Contest Information

Digital Recordings and Registration due: Sunday, August 25, 2019 by 11:59PM
All students notified of judges' decisions: Monday, September 16, 2019
Contest Finals: Saturday, November 2, 2019, beginning at 9:00AM*
*each finalist will be given a warm-up and performance time

Contest finals will take place at:
Hilbert Circle Theatre
Wood Room
45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN

 

RULES

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE LIST

REGISTRATION FORM

 

FIRST PRIZE
$2,500
Prizewinner will perform the winning concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at the annual Side-by-Side Concert on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

SECOND PRIZE
$1,500
In recognition of the many volunteers who generously and enthusiastically give their time to prepare for this contest.

THIRD PRIZE
$750
In honor of Frances M. Murphy and the late M. Porter Murphy.

FINALIST AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
$125
All prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

ISO Association Office - 317.262.4068 or maureryoungmusicianscontest@gmail.com

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