Concerto Application Form - Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony

Presented in partnership with Wilson Violins
May 6 & 7, 2015
Age Limits: 14-22
The winner performs at a BBSO education concert of the 2015-16 season and receives a $500 cash prize
CONTESTANT NAME: _____________________________________ E-MAIL: _____________________________________________________
ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________CITY:______________________________________________
STATE: _____ZIP: ________________ DATE OF BIRTH:_____________ GRADE: ______ AGE: _________ INSTRUMENT:_____________
SCHOOL: ________________________________________CITY:________________________________ PHONE: ________________________
CONCERTO & MOVEMENT: _____________________________________________COMPOSER:_____________________________________
HOME PHONE: _________________________________________ CELL PHONE: __________________________________________________
I recommend _________________________________for participation in the Michigan Concerto Competition of the BirminghamBloomfield Symphony Orchestra. He/she is qualified to participate in a competition oriented towards professional standards.
Private Teacher’s Name (print): ___________________________________ Signature: __________________________________
School Teacher ________________________
Private Teacher: ___________________________________
Phone: _______________________________
Phone: ______________________________
E-mail: _______________________________
E-mail: __________________________________________
Preferred Day: ___________________________
(Date & Time of Audition is determined by BBSO Michigan Concerto Competition committee)
BIRMINGHAM BLOOMFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA sincerely wishes to encourage Young Michigan
Musicians by offering this opportunity to further their interest in the field of music.
• This String Competition is for bowed string musicians aged 14 – 22 and has TWO divisions
o Division A: is restricted to ALL high school students (any age, enrolled in grades 9 – 12).
o Division B: is restricted to high school graduates who are 18 years of age or older and 22 years and
§ Age of participants is determined based on his/her age on the date of the competition audition.
The concerto performed should be memorized.
Audition times will not exceed 15 minutes in length; if the contestant’s audition repertoire exceeds 15 minutes,
please plan on a 15-minute audition. Judges may ask for any portion of the movement to be performed.
All auditions must be for solo instrument and orchestra. The artist is responsible for providing an accompanist, at
artist’s discretions. Tapes are not allowed.
Please bring 3 copies of the music for the judges, which can be returned to the student 15 minutes after his/her
audition time.
PO Box 1925 - Birmingham, Michigan 48012
248.352.BBSO (2276)
Applicants may perform whatever concerto they wish for the competition. The competition winner will be
awarded the opportunity to perform a concerto with the BBSO at an education concert during the 2015-2016
season. The work he/she performs with the BBSO will be mutually agreed upon between the winner and the
Music Director based upon instrumentation and programming considerations.
Judges will award a first place winner to perform with the BBSO the following season. The first place winner will
be from either Division A or Division B.
o The second place winner will be named from the first place winner’s opposing Division. Second place
receives a certificate of accomplishment with a $200 cash prize.
o Judges will name two honorable mentions, one from each Division and award a $100 cash prize each.
This competition is not open to a previous BBSO Winner of the same division or any relative of an individual
currently within the BBSO organization.
The applicant must be a Michigan resident.
The decision of the judges is final.
There are no cash awards or performance if a winner is not selected.
Judges reserve the right to call for a second round and reserve the right to not choose a winner for every award.
The String Competition will be held at Wilson Violins, 725 South Adams, Birmingham, MI 48009 on May 6 and 7, 2015
from 4-9 p.m. There is a possible third date of auditions on Friday, May 9, only if deemed necessary by the BBSO.
Contestants will be notified about date/audition time by e-mail. Contestants may come ½ hour before their scheduled time
to warm up. The winner of the String Competition will be informed by phone. The Award will be presented during the
2015-2016 season.
This Application, along with a $50.00 non-refundable fee should be mailed along with a self-addressed, stamped
envelope to The Young Artist Competition Chair,
Ms. Millicent Berry
25435 Wareham Drive
Huntington Woods, MI 48070.
All entrants must be postmarked by April 18, 2015. The BBSO will try to accommodate your preferred date. Once your
time is assigned, it cannot be changed.
I have read and understand the terms of this audition and its application requirements.
SIGNATURE OF CONTESTANT: ___________________________________________________
PARENT/GUARDIAN (if under 18)_________________________________ Signature: __________________________ DATE: _______________
PO Box 1925 - Birmingham, Michigan 48012
248.352.BBSO (2276)