Applications Now Available for Orchestra Competition

POTSDAM - The Orchestra of Northern New York, the North Country's professional symphony orchestra, is accepting applications for the James and Katherine Andrews 10th Annual Young Artist Instrumental Competition that will take place Saturday, February 13 at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music.  The deadline to apply is February 1st.

Talented high school students from northern and central New York are invited to participate.  First place prize is $500 and the opportunity to perform with the Orchestra at its March 2016 concert.  Cash prizes are also awarded to second and third place winners.

The competition was established in 2007 to honor James and Katherine Andrews, who were great supporters of various activities for young people, especially those involving music.  The mission of the competition is to inspire the young musicians of northern and central New York to reach their highest level of artistry. It is one of the few competitions of its kind to offer both a cash prize and the opportunity to solo with a professional orchestra.

The rules, approved repertoire and application for this competition can be found here.  All applications must be postmarked no later than February 1st to be eligible. For questions, contact email or call 315-267-3251.