Young Artist Competition


Young Artists Competition – Saturday, February 25, 2017


Application deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Peoria Symphony Guild invites instrumentalists and vocalists in grades 7 – 12 to participate in auditions in the Young Artists Competition (YAC) in the following classifications:

  • Brass
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Voice
  • Woodwinds

The 1st place winner in each category will go to the final round of competition. Each category must have a minimum of 3 contestants. A category that does not have this minimum will be combined with another category. Judges may choose additional finalists from each category.

The final round of competition will award a first, second and third place winner of the 2016-2017 Young Artist Competition – YAC. These prizes are made possible by the Donna Wilkinson Schwindenhammer Trust and the Peoria Symphony Guild to provide financial aid for musical instruction.


The first place winner will be the featured soloist for the Peoria Symphony Orchestra Student Concert.

  • Peoria Symphony Guild Luncheon
  • Community Educational Outreach Opportunities
  • Program entertainment for a PSO Guild Musical Monday
  • All musical selections must be approved by Maestro George Stelluto

Sunday, March 19, 2017  2:00 pm
PSO Cube 101 State Street, Peoria, IL 61602
“An Afternoon of Music”
A special performance featuring the five finalist from the Young Artists Competition



Audition Rules, Audition Application Form and Approved Repertoire:

Young Artist Competition Flyer

Young Artist Competition Approved Repertoire List

Young Artist Competition Application

Young Artist Competition Rules



Questions? E-mail Julie Kotewa or call 309-712-8175




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