Ocala Symphony Orchestra opens auditions for 2024 Young Artist Competition

[Courtesy of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra]

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Posted September 7, 2023 | By Caroline Brauchler

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is now accepting instrumental and vocal auditions for its 33rd annual Young Artist Competition.

The qualify in the junior division, applicants must be 12 to 18 years old. To qualify in the senior division, applicants must be 18 to 26 years old. Musicians throughout the United States are encouraged to apply.

The competition aims to further the OSO’s mission to motivate, encourage and enhance the musical careers of young musicians.

Applications and video auditions are due by Oct. 30.

Competition finalists will compete in front of a live audience on Jan. 14, 2024, at an honors recital at the Reilly Arts Center. Finalists from each division will earn a cash prize of $200.

Winners will be chosen to perform their concerto live with the OSO at the Reilly Arts Center on March 23 and 24 for the subscription performance “Bold Brahms.” In addition to performing, the winners will also receive a cash prize of $1,800.

For more information and to apply, visit reilleyartscenter.com.

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