CYE Concerto Competition

CYE is proud to offer our musicians the chance to perform as soloists on the historic Orchestra Hall stage! Auditions take place in January and the Competition’s winner performs during the last Wu Family Academy Showcase Concert of the season.

View the 2023 Concerto Competition Rules.

Past Winners

SENIOR DIVISION: Henry Jackson, Violin

SENIOR DIVISON: Jerusha Taylor, Violin

SENIOR DIVISION: Shuheng Zhang, Piano 
JUNIOR DIVISION: Jackson McDowell, Violin 

Repertoire Recommendations
A great resource for potential repertoire selections is the Maryland Music Education Association solo and ensemble list. Click here to view the list; string players should navigate to the String Lists section and woodwind, brass, and percussion players should navigate to the Band Lists section.

We also recommend consulting with your private lesson instructor (if applicable) or school music teacher to help select an appropriate piece.

If you have any questions about selecting a piece, feel free to contact the CYE Staff at