Concerto Competition

The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the nineteenth annual statewide Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Concert Competition for musicians ages 15-23.

Auditions will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Carswell Recital Hall and Jones Auditorium, at Meredith College in Raleigh.

Up to four applicants will be selected as winners of the Benjamin Kilgore Gibbs Award with the opportunity to perform with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra in a classical concert on February 23, 2019.

Complete details regarding the competition and application forms will be released in September 2018. At the time, it is important that applicants be given copies of both the general information sheet and application form to pass on to your colleagues.

Should you be chosen as a winner and the rental for the accompaniment exceeds $200, we require that the soloist fund the difference.

Your concerto must be available for rental. All auditions are to be played from memory. Please make sure to bring three sets of music for judges on the day of your audition – copies are ok as this is an educational event. If taking cuts, please mark all copies appropriately.

We welcome all student participation. Our concerto competition continues to be very successful due to the extremely talented young musicians who audition every year. If you have any questions, please contact me via email at

Deadline for entries: Friday, December 14, 2018

Audition date: Saturday, January 5, 2019