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2020 Holiday Carol Writing Contest

2020 Holiday Carol Writing Contest

The FWCO has decided to attempt to carry on the tradition with our annual Holiday Carol Writing Contest for the 2020-2021 season. This event is open to all 4th-6th grade students, individuals, or collaborations, to compose a Holiday song. The winners and often some runners up have had their songs arranged for voice and full orchestra and performed on our annual Teddy Bear Concert in December.

Obviously our season and the Teddy Bear Concert are in jeopardy at this time, but we still want to offer this event for our community. We will find a way to arrange the winning song and get it performed either live or streaming online – arranged accordingly – no matter how the season unfolds.

We are trying a new approach this year in spreading the word about this opportunity. We ask anyone reading this to forward it to anyone they know who teaches or administers the teaching of music to 4th – 6th grade students in the Greater Fort Worth area (sorry, not Dallas). It can be public schools, private schools, homeschooled kids, or private teachers. The rules, deadlines, and entry forms are in the packet below.

Annual Carol Competition.2020

Thank you in advance for your efforts in getting the word out. We are getting a late start on this and we know the teachers are facing their own challenges.


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Entries Open for 2020 Young Musician’s Concerto Competition

Entries Open for 2020 Young Musician’s Concerto Competition

2020 FWCO Young Musicians' Concerto competition

Fort Worth Civic Orchestra’s annual Young Musician’s Concerto Competition is open for entries.

Each year the FWCO hosts some of the brightest rising stars in the Fort Worth music community. With the generous support of Dr. William Chambers, entrants vie for cash prizes and the opportunity to perform with the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra. It is open to students in the 12th grade or lower, who reside in the counties of Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Hood, Ellis, Wise and Denton Counties.

The competition will be held in the afternoon on Saturday, March 21st, 2020 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Entries are being accepted until February 29, and those chosen to compete with be notified by March 8th.

If you or someone you know is interested in entering, take a moment to share.

Rules and entry forms are available online at:

It's free!

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