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.
2016 - 2017 Season Competition
The Clear Lake Symphony was held a competition on Saturday, January 28, 2017
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 winners will be provided with a scholarship and
the opportunity to perform with the Symphony.
The winners will perform at the March 24, 2017 concert.
For entry details, call Becky Merritt at (713) 639-0702.
<For Concerto Competition Information
See below for current and previous Youth Concerto Competition