Young Musicians’ Concerto Competition

Calling All Student Musicians through 12th Grade!


The Competition is open to student musicians through 12th Grade who are residents of Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Hood, Ellis, Wise or Denton counties and play an orchestral instrument or piano. Past first prizewinners are ineligible to re-enter.


Students are required to submit a recording of themselves performing their selected concerto. If chosen from that group, the student will be required to perform a movement of the same concerto live in front of a small panel of judges. There is a $30 application fee – please download the application below. First prizewinner will receive a $500 honorarium; Second prizewinner receives $250.


FWCO’s Annual Concerto Competition will be held on March 17, 2018. Applications are due February 23, 2018, so apply today!


The competition will be held in Cowden Hall on the campus of the Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. The winner will be invited to perform the movement of his or her chosen concerto with the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra at its annual spring concert on Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Truett Auditorium at the Seminary. Note: The winner will forfeit the honorarium award if unable to perform at the concert.

Apply Here: Young Musicians Concerto Competition Application Form 2018

Questions? Contact Lisa Martin at 817-879-7584

Recent Winners

Maddie Hardick 1st Place 2017

Maddie Hardick
1st Place 2017

Tim Im 1st Place 2016

Tim Im
1st Place 2016

Helen Hulsey 2nd Place 2016

Helen Hulsey
2nd Place 2016