Education and Youth

Youth Concerto Competition 2021

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 9:00 A.M.


Auditions are open to all musicians 14 years of age or younger on May 22, 2021 who play an orchestral instrument other than piano.

Contestants may play a piece of their choice from the standard repertoire for instrument and orchestra. Contestants are requested to play from memory. Contestants must provide their own accompanist for the audition.

Interested student musicians must live in Bucks or Montgomery County in Pennsylvania or within a 30-mile radius of Doylestown PA.

The winner will receive the BCSO’s Jeanne Marvin Phillips Prize, the Delaware Valley Music Club’s Marie Paxson Fund Prize, and a performance with the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra during the 2021-2022 season.

All contestants must agree to follow the guidelines and protocols for health and safety recommended or mandated by the CDC, state and local health agencies, the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, and The Conservatory of Doylestown.

To apply for the audition: send the application form, along with a $20 application fee to:

BCSO Competition Committee
P.O. Box 500
Doylestown, PA 18901

For more information: e-mail Carol Kalbach (

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