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. Full rules and regulations for the competition are available via the link below.

Registration for the 2019 Civic Youth Ensembles Concerto Competition has officially closed. Check back in Fall 2019 to register for next season’s competition. 

Past Winners

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 

Piano Accompanist Recommendations

The following is a list of area pianists who could be available to accompany any individual applying for the CYE Concerto Competition.

Sheila Brookins - P: (586) 929-4231

George Cullinan - P: (908) 444-3614

Eleonore Elero - P: (586) 855-6382

Ok Jae Lee - P: (217) 722-7003 

*Individual rates and availability will vary between each pianist. Know that rates are agreed on between the accompanist and musician.