EVERGREEN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

William Hill | Music Director

2019 - 2020 YOUNG ARTISTS SOLO COMPETITION

Rules and Regulations

GENERAL INFORMATION AND TIMELINE

The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra’s 2020 Young Artists Solo Competition is open to all students who are currently high school seniors or younger.

Applicants must submit all application materials by February 7th, 2020. 

Applicants will audition for ECO’s panel of jurors at one of the two available audition dates listed below.

The winners will be notified in the weeks following the audition dates (exact date TBD) by email. Prizewinners will also be recognized via ECO’s Facebook page and email blasts. 

The first-place winner will receive a private coaching session with ECO Music Director William Hill.

The first place winner will rehearse their piece with ECO on the two rehearsal dates listed below. 

The first place winner will perform their piece with ECO at their Season Finale Masterworks Concert Series on the dates listed below. 

Please fill in the application by following the link below. If you have questions, please contact Chanel Ziegler at cziegler@evergreenchamberorch.org.

The application fee is $10 which can be submitted online or by check.  

The application, fee, and scanned copy of piano score must be received by February 7, 2020.

AUDITIONS

Once all application materials are received, ECO representatives including Music Director William Hill will review the applications to evaluate them. 

Applicants that receive an approval on their application (almost all will be if the orchestration and time limits are observed!) will be notified via email to confirm their approval and to coordinate audition times.

Applicants will receive a time to audition for ECO’s panel of jurors on one of the two available dates and times listed below:

Audition Date #1

Monday, February 17th, 2020

3:30pm – 8:30pm

United Methodist Church of Evergreen

3757 Ponderosa Drive, Evergreen, CO, 80439

Audition Date #2

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

4:00pm – 8:30pm

Classic Pianos

1332 S. Broadway, Denver, CO, 80210

CASH PRIZES

FIRST PLACE: $200
SECOND PLACE: $100
THIRD PLACE: $50

The top three winners will receive cash prizes of $200 (first place), $100 (second place) and $50 (third place). ECO reserves the right to increase the cash prizes at any time, but the prizes will not be reduced.

Awards will be presented at the May 17th concert. 

All cash prize recipients must attend the May 17th concert to receive their check (each of the three winners and up to 2 adults will receive complimentary concert tickets).

COACHING

The first-place winner will receive a private coaching session from ECO’s Music Director William Hill. This coaching session will be coordinated between the first-place winner and Mr. Hill.

CONCERT AND REHEARSAL DATES

The first-place winner will perform their piece twice with the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra at their Season Finale Masterworks Concert Series. All applicants MUST confirm that they will be available to perform at both concerts and will be available to arrive at the call time of 1:30pm. 

All PRIZEWINNERS must attend at the May 17th performance to receive their cash prize but are strongly encouraged to attend both performances, as all prizewinners will be recognized during the intermission of each concert. Each prizewinner and up to two accompanying adults will receive complimentary tickets. 

All APPLICANTS are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of the performances, as well.

Performance #1

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

3:00pm

Arvada United Methodist Church

6750 Carr Street, Arvada, CO, 80004

Performance #2

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

3:00pm

Evergreen Lutheran Church

5980 Highway 73, Evergreen, CO, 80349

All applicants must additionally confirm that they will be available to attend the following two rehearsals with ECO:

REHEARSAL #1: 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Tuesday, May 12th 2020

REHEARSAL #2: 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Both rehearsals will be hosted at Genesis Presbyterian Church, located at 5707 S. Simms Street, Littleton, CO, 80127

QUALIFICATIONS

All applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the ECO 2019 – 2020 Young Artists Solo Competition:

AGE

Applicant must be a high school senior or younger, including home-schooled students.

INSTRUMENTS

Open to all band and orchestral instruments, piano, harp, classical guitar, and vocalists.

REPERTOIRE

Movement or total time of piece / pieces (e.g. several short arias) must be no longer than twelve (12:00) minutes.

The piece must be orchestrated for a chamber orchestra. ECO’s Music Director, William Hill, will decide whether the repertoire chosen is appropriate for ECO. Mr. Hill will have the authority to make this decision and his decision will be final.

The applicant must provide a piano accompanist at the audition. 

The applicant must provide the piano score submitted via email (cziegler@evergreenchamberorch.org) by the application deadline. Please use the subject line:

2019 – 2020 YASC Application Materials: (your name) – (your instrument) – (name of piece)

We look forward to hearing you perform!