annual Clear Lake Symphony Youth Concerto Competition was started over
thirty years ago at the suggestion of area piano teacher, Lorraine
Merrill. The Competition is limited to contestants in the
Houston/Galveston Metro area & designed to enhance performance before a live audience accompanied
by a symphony orchestra. Students are judged in junior and senior
divisions to provide maximum opportunity for students of various ages and
Past winners of the Competition have been accepted at
Julliard, The Eastman School of Music, Curtis Institute, and other high
quality music conservatories.
In addition to providing an
opportunity to perform with the Clear Lake Symphony, the orchestra assists
these young musicians with scholarship awards.
2018 - 2019 Season Competition
(Note date changes below)
The Clear Lake Symphony will hold a competition on Saturday, January 12, 2019
and Sunday, January 13, 2019
at University Baptist Church (located at 16106 Middlebrook Drive, Houston,
TX (77059) for young artists from Houston area high schools, junior
highs, and elementary schools.
The String and
Piano Divisions will are scheduled for Saturday, January 12. The
Wind Division of the Youth Concerto Competition (YCC) has changed from
Saturday, January 12 to Sunday, January 13. This is due to
the Area Band tryouts scheduled for January 12 that would severely limit
wind players that might want to tryout for the Clear Lake Symphony Youth
The winners will be provided with a
scholarship and the opportunity to perform with the Symphony.
Click here for the for
more information on the Youth Concerto Competition and Application.
All Applications must be postmarked by November 26, 2018.
The winners will perform at the March 22, 2019 concert.
See below for current and previous Youth Concerto Competition