Youth Concerto

The 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 advancements. 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.

2024-2025 Season Competition (Click here for more detals).

The Clear Lake Symphony will hold its annual Youth Concerto Competition onn  January 18, 2025 for young artists from Houston area high schools, junior highs, and elementary schools. The winners will be provided with a scholarship and perform as a featured soloist with the Clear Lake Symphony at the March 14, 2025 concert at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at 18220 Upper Bay Road, in Nassau Bay.   A total of fifty three (53) contestants participated the 2024 competition.

See below for current and previous Youth Concerto Competition Winners.

2024 Youth Concerto Winners

2023 Youth Concerto Winners

2022 Youth Concerto Winners

2020 Youth Concerto Winners

2019 Youth Concerto Winners

2018 Youth Concerto Winners