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Applications for the Betsy L Kent Youth Concerto Competition are available here https://newarksymphony.org/concerto-competitions/


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Our Youth Concerto Competition Information.It is with great pleasure that the Newark Symphony announces its annual Betsy L. Kent Concerto Competition to be held Saturday, November 5th, 2022, 1:00-5:00 PM.

A high school and college winner will be selected. Both will be awarded a $400 honorarium, and will perform with the Newark Symphony Orchestra in March or May 2023.

Participant Criteria:

- Age as of December 31, 2022:
High school student age 13-18
College student (instrumentalist) under the age of 25
College student (vocalist) under the age of 29

- Contestants must sing or perform on a string, wind, or percussion instrument or on piano.

- Contestants must be permanent residents or full-time students in the state of Delaware, Chester and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania, or Cecil County in Maryland. Applicants not meeting residence requirements will be considered if they study with a Delaware resident.

- Contestants must supply at least one original piano score for use by the judges.

- Contest winners must be able to commute to required rehearsals at the Independence School in Newark, Delaware.

Repertoire Selection:

- Contestants must be prepared to perform a complete work for solo instrument and orchestra (single movement works are acceptable)

- It is permissible to audition with one movement of a concerto. However, full works are preferred.

- Vocalists must be prepared to perform a program of at least 15 minutes of operatic arias from standard repertoire.

- Memorization is not required, but is preferred.

- If the rental cost of the orchestral parts cost more than $400, the soloist is responsible for the remaining balance.

Registration Information
Application Deadline:
October 10, 2022
Application forms are available at

A non-refundable fee of $40 must accompany each application. Make checks payable to:
Newark Symphony Orchestra
or payable online at newarksymphonyorchestra.org

Auditions will be held on Saturday, November 5th, 2022, 1:00-5:00 PM at:
The Music School of Delaware
4101 Washington Street
Wilmington, DE 19802

For additional information, check www.newarksymphonyorchestra.org or contact Thomas R. Rocek rocek@udel.edu with questions.-
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