Young Musicians' Concerto Competition

Entry Rules

The Concerto Competition will be held during the afternoon of Sunday, March 20th, 2022, at the Fort Worth Conservatory of Music:

2816 Hemphill St., Fort Worth, TX 76110

It is open to residents of Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Hood, Ellis, Wise, and Denton Counties through 12th Grade on any orchestral instrument or piano. Past 1st prize winners are not eligible to enter.

Please complete this form (form download) and return it with the application fee of $30 (checks payable to the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra) and a tape/CD/ DVD/MP3 of the applicant performing 5 mins of the movement of their chosen concerto* by March 5th, 2022:

The Application, Fee, and Audio Clip can be submitted via FWCO.org (preferred)
Or mail/deliver to
Dan Stevens, FWCO Concerto Competition,
6619 Sabrosa Ct. East, Fort Worth, TX 76133
or
Scan the entry and attach an audio file and e-mail to danrstevens59@gmail.com – online payments can be made via PayPal or Zelle using this email: donations@fwco.org.

Invitations to compete in the competition will be sent out by March 8th, 2022 **.

1st Place prize: $500 plus an opportunity to perform the movement of the Concerto with the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra during their Spring Concert on Saturday, May 9th, 2022***
2nd Place prize (if awarded): $250

*Any work for solo instrument that has a commercially available and traditionally accepted orchestral accompaniment may be submitted.

**The judging panel reserves the right to screen all repertoire and reject any that is deemed inappropriate for the orchestra. These applications will be returned with their $30 application fee.

***If the winner is unable to perform in the Season Finale Concert on May 7th, 2022, they will forfeit their prize.

Ready to enter?

  1. Fill out the form
  2. Pay your entry fee of $30 - online payments can be made via PayPal or Zelle using this email: donations@fwco.org. Checks should be made payable to Fort Worth Civic Orchestra and mailed to
    Dan Stevens, FWCO Concerto Competition,
    6619 Sabrosa Ct. East, Fort Worth, TX 76133

Application