2024 Youth Concerto Competition

Apply by March 28, 2024

The first round of Oakville Chamber Orchestra’s Youth Concerto Competition 2024 will take place virtually. The deadline for the submission of application, payment and video is Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 11:59pm.

The top competitors will be chosen for the final round of competition on Sunday, May 12, 2024. All applicants will be contacted by April 12, 2024. The final round of the competition will take place from 2 to 6pm at Merriam School of Music, 2359 Bristol Circle, Oakville ON L6H 6P8.

Once all the competitors have performed, the jury will deliberate and the winners will be announced.

Prizes

There will be two age categories with four prize winners. For age requirements see entrance eligibility.

  • Senior Category 1st Prize: Performance of a complete concerto or suite of arias with OCO plus a $500 prize
  • Senior Category 2nd Prize: Performance of one movement of a concerto or suite of arias with OCO plus a $300 prize
  • Junior Category 1st Prize: Performance of a complete concerto with OCO plus a $500 prize
  • Junior Category 2nd Prize: Performance of one movement of a concerto with OCO plus a $300 prize

Prize winners will have the opportunity to perform with the Oakville Chamber Orchestra during the Orchestra’s 2024-25 season.

Timing

Applications, payment and video must be submitted via the OCO website by Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 11:59pm. After the judges have had a chance to review the videos, finalists for the in-person competition will be chosen.

Participants are encouraged to review the full rules. 


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