Youth Orchestra Competition in Brazos Valley | BVSO Youth Concerto Competition
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Youth Concerto Competition

The Brazos Valley Symphony and its support guild, the Friends Association of the Symphony Orchestra (FASO), are proud to announce the 23rd Brazos Valley Youth Concerto Competition. Each year music students throughout the Brazos Valley are invited to participate in the Brazos Valley premier concerto competition by submitting a recording of any movement from any concerto for solo instrument and orchestra. During the first round, the BVSO Music Director, Maestro Marcelo Bussiki, together with BVSO musicians select a group of up to five finalists to move to a final round of the competition. The finalists are invited to participate in a live concert performance before a panel of prestigious judges to determine the winner.

The winner of the competition will receive the following:
  • $1000 Scholarship from The Tracy and Tamara Carter Youth Concerto Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • An invitation to perform with the BVSO at the annual Children’s Concerts on Monday, February 5, 2024, at Rudder Auditorium
  • Paid application fee for the prestigious Juanita Miller Concerto Competition in Dallas (hosted by the Texas Association of Symphony Orchestras)
Important Dates:
  • Entry form and audio file submission deadline: Friday, September 29, 2023, 5:00 p.m. (cst)
  • Finalists must submit concerto sheet music no later than Friday, October 16, 2023
  • Finalists must submit a headshot picture (at least 150dpi), and short bio no later than Friday, October 23, 2023
  • Finalist Competition: Sunday, November 12, 2023



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