1st place Hannah Romanko- violin
2nd place Jackson Eulentrop - violin
3rd place Ayman Amerin- violin
1st place Drake Nagle - violin
2nd place Heidi Eulentrop - violin
3rd place Abigail Hart - violin
2018 Mike Russo Concerto Competition will be held on October 6th at the Steinway Piano Gallery.
The Concerto Competition is open to current SCCYO members in good standing. The purpose is to showcase exceptional talent within the SCCYO and to encourage all members to improve their performance. The competition will be judged in two divisions and the concerto must be memorized.
Junior ages 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Senior, ages, 15, 16, 17 and up.
Birthday must be reached by the date of the competition. Both divisions will use the same adjudicator.
A $25.00 registration fee will be charged to help cover costs.
The application plus a copy of the front page of the music (with publisher information) must be submitted to Judy Williams for approval by the conductor no later than the second rehearsal of the new season ( see calendar for date). Applications will not be accepted after this date. Outside the regular season students may mail their applications to SCCYO P. O. Box 547, St. Peters, MO 63376. Students will receive an answer within 10days to whether the music is approved.
All music must be approved by the conductor (please keep this in mind as you start to practice your piece.)
The application must be signed by both parent and student stating that you have both read the rules.
A $25.00 application fee must be submitted to Judy Williams or the coordinator with the application.
Students will perform from memory one movement of an orchestral concerto which must have written orchestral accompaniment that may be borrowed or purchased by the SCCYO. Students will not be allowed to compete if the concerto is not memorized at the time of the competition.
The movement must be 4-10minutes in length. No abridged version or arrangement will be allowed.
The audition will be closed. Only student, accompanist and adjudicator will be allowed in the audition room.
Your conductor must approve the piece that will be performed and sign the application. Information about appropriate selections may be obtained from your ensemble conductor or your private tutor.
Your audition must have an accompaniment. Students will not be allowed to compete without an accompanist. The student is responsible for organizing the accompaniment and for any compensation that may be due to your accompanist. A recorded accompaniment will not be accepted.
A warm up of 10 minutes per student will be allowed at the competition site.
The competition will be judged by one adjudicator not associated with the St. Charles County Youth Orchestra.
The audition location directions will be sent two weeks prior to the competition.
First place winners from each division will perform their concerto at the March Concert.
Senior division first place winners will not be permitted to compete in the senior division concerto competition in the year following their first place win on the same instrument, but may compete in any subsequent year.
Senior division first place winners may compete on a different instrument in the senior division concerto competition the year following their first place win.
Junior division first place winners will not be permitted to participate in the junior division concerto competition in the year following their first place win on the same instrument, but may participate in the junior concerto competition in any subsequent year according to age guidelines elsewhere stated.
Junior division first place winners may compete on a different instrument in the junior division concerto competition in the year following their first place win.
Junior division first place winners will be permitted to compete in the senior division concerto competition in the year following their first place win, however if a junior first place winner wins the senior division competition they must remain in that division and follow senior rules in subsequent years.
To receive an earned award student must be a member of SCCYO in good standing at the time of the Concerto Competition Concert. Students who are not a member in good standing at the time of the Concerto Competition Concert forfeit the monetary award but will still receive a Certificate of Recognition and the subsequent winners will be moved up one placement.
First, second and third prizes will be awarded from each division at the March concert as follows:
Junior division 1st place $50.00 2nd place $30.00 3rd place $20.00
Senior Division 1st place $75.00 2nd place $50.00 3rd place $25.00
Honorable mentions will also be acknowledged at the March Concert.