Young Artists Competition and Concert - 2022

We are inviting young musicians from around the valley to submit video auditions of their concerto performances. A selection of semi-finalists will be announced and invited to perform their concertos "live" with their own accompanist for the final selection of young artists, on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at American Heritage School - 736 N 1100 E, American Fork, UT 84003.


Important Dates

Dates for Solo Audition

Friday, October 01, 2021 - Monday, November 01, 2021: Registration open

Saturday, November 06, 2021: Deadline for audition upload

Saturday, November 13, 2021: Final "live" audition

Thursday and Friday, February 17 & 18 at 7:30 pm: Young Artist Concert w/UVS

Dates for Group Piece Audition

Friday, October 01, 2021 - Saturday, January 08, 2022: Registration open

Saturday, January 08, 2022: Deadline for audition upload

Saturday, January 15, 2022: Group Piece participants announced

Wednesday, February 16, 2022: School Concert


Rules and Regulations of Competition:

Qualifiers for Participation

  1. The Utah Valley Symphony seeks to promote young musicians from Utah County. Therefore, the UVS Young Artist competition is open to musicians age 25 or younger who have attended public, private, charter or home school in Utah Valley. Parents must have established permanent residency for at least two (2) years during the musician's elementary or secondary school years. The permanent residence must be within Utah County or from areas of rural Utah that do not have similar opportunities in their communities. Therefore, residents of other Wasatch Front counties (Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Box Elder, Cache) as well as Iron County and Washington County are ineligible.

  2. Registration period will begin Friday, October 01, 2021, and end Monday, November 01, 2021. The cost to register is $25.00 per Registrant. Registration, payment, and uploads will be made through this webpage. Payments will process through Paypal (A PayPal account is not required - it will accept your Credit Card). All registrations and fees must be received by Monday, November 01, 2021. Multiple registration discounts for additional siblings are available by typing in the Audition ID Number of any of the previously registered siblings. First child is $25.00. Each additional registered child is $10.00.

  3. Upon registration, a link will be provided for you to upload a video recording of your audition. Uploads need to be submitted prior to Saturday, November 06, 2021.
  4. Semi-finalists will perform their concerts live, with accompanist, on Saturday, November 13, 2021 between 9:00 and 11:00am at American Heritage School - 736 N 1100 E, American Fork, UT 84003
    During the audition, the judges may ask to hear any passage(s) of the movement or piece that is being performed regardless of whether or not it is in the timed version of the auditioned piece.

Divisions / Performer Details / Piece selections

Group Piece School Concert Rotation:

2022

Violin
Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor, 1st mvt
(13 years & younger)

Cello
Breval, Sonata (Concerto) in C Major, 1st mvt
(16 years & younger)

2023

Viola
Telemann: Concerto in G Major, 2nd mvt
(14 years & younger)

Bass
Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals "L'Elephant"
(17 years & younger)

2024

Flute
Devienne: Concerto No. 2 in D Major, 3rd mvt
(16 years & younger)

Harp
Salzedo: Tango from Suite of 8 Dances for Harp
(17 years & younger)

  1. The 3 categories are: Elementary (K-6), Junior (7-11), Senior (grade 12 - Age 25).
    • A Young Artist from the Elementary or Junior category may be chosen to also perform in the morning School Concerts in the Covey Center.
    • Selected Young Artists from the Junior and Senior categories will perform in the Covey Center for the Young Artist concert. No more than three (3) from the Junior and three (3) from the Senior category will be chosen. But the Musical Director reserves the right to choose less or more depending on the applicants auditions.
    • The outstanding auditionees for the group piece, will perform in the School Concerts in the Covey Center.
  2. For 2022, a violin Group piece and a Cello Group piece will be performed at the school concert.
    • Violin group: Vivaldi Concerto in A minor 1st mvt. Must be 13 years of age or younger by December 1, 2021.
    • Cello group: Breval Sonata (Concerto) in C Major, 1st mvt. Must be 16 years or younger on December 1, 2021.
    These will be performed as a group with the orchestra (accompaniment) for school aged children in the Covey Center on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 10:00 am
    • A video recording of your performance of the audition piece (Vivaldi or Breval) may be uploaded from Nov. 15 through January 8.
    • Record your audition with your pianist. It may be memorized, but is not required for the audition. The performance will, however, be performed without music.
    • A student may audition for both the group piece and on another concerto. For their 2nd audition, they may use the "sibling" $10 fee for their 2nd audition.
  3. A Young Artist may perform twice as a winner in the Young Artist Concert by winning in 2 of the 3 categories -- at least 3 years apart. Performances in the School concerts do not count towards this two-concert total.

  4. The solo audition piece must be a work for soloist (or soloists) and orchestra. The piece must be memorized and performed with a live accompanist. Judges may ask to hear any part of the piece.


Audition Recordings :

  • For solo auditions, your video audition must beĀ uploaded by Saturday, November 06, 2021. After registration is closed, please submit your audition video here.
  • For group piece auditions, your video audition must be uploaded by Saturday, January 08, 2022. Please submit your audition video after . Your video audition may be uploaded here.
  • The pieceĀ must be memorized and performed with a live accompanist.
  • Wear best clothes.
  • For Solo auditions, Semi-finalists will be announced by Wednesday, November 10, 2021
  • For Group piece auditions, participants will be announced by Saturday, January 15, 2022

Post Competition and Performances

Finalists/Winners of the Utah Valley Symphony Young Artists competition will perform with the Symphony on Thursday and Friday, February 17 & 18 at 7:30 pm in the Covey Center for the Arts.

Those invited to play the group piece will perform at the school concert on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 in the Covey Center for the Arts.




Competition Registration

Registration and $25.00 fee must be received by Monday, November 01, 2021.

For additional questions not addressed here please email:

Registration for a SOLO Audition is closed.