47th Annual CMM Youth Concerto Competition

Symphoria and Civic Morning Musicals are pleased to announce the 47th Annual Concerto Competition. The winner(s) may be invited to perform with Symphoria during the 2017-2018 season. The Concerto Competition, one of CMM’s important youth programs, is aimed at giving young Central New York musicians the opportunity to thoroughly learn a movement from a concerto and have their performance judged by highly experienced teachers and performers. This feedback contributes to personal and professional development and to the success of any young musician.

Application deadline extended: 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Preliminary Round: Monday, January 8, 2018 at Onondaga Community College

Academic II, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215


Final Round: Monday, January 15, 2018 at Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

900 S. Crouse Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210


Eligibility: Student musicians in grades 7-12 (public, private, or home school) residing in the following counties: Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, or Tompkins Counties.

Categories: Piano, Strings (violin, viola, cello, and double bass), Winds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone and tuba), and Other (timpani, percussion, harp and guitar).


Finalists: Contestants from each of the four categories may be chosen to compete in the final round of auditions.

Winners: Only after having demonstrated musical ability consistent with the high performance standards of a nationally recognized symphony orchestra will an individual be invited by CMM and Symphoria to perform as a soloist with Symphoria.


Please see RULES for the specifics on the competition.


Please find the Repertoire List available for download


The Judges and competition committee members reserve the right not to select any winners.

Click Here to Apply Online. Online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017. After submitting the application go to the paypal link to pay the application fee.

The following must be received:

  • Completed Application Form
  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable, made payable to Civic Morning Musicals)
  • Teacher certification (click here), printed out, completed, and signed by the teacher
  • Two #10 self-addressed, stamped envelopes.

If applying electronically please bring the signed Teacher certification form and envelopes to the Preliminary Competition with you.

If you prefer to apply via US Mail, the following must be postmarked on or before Wednesday, December 20, 2017 and addressed to: 


Victoria King,


c/o Symphoria


234 Harrison Street


Syracuse NY 13202






Civic Morning Musicals

PO Box 63

Dewitt, NY 13214

  • Application form printed out and completed. (Download Application Here)
  • Non-refundable Application Fee of $50 made payable to Civic Morning Musicals.
  • Two # 10 self-addressed, stamped envelopes.


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