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.
2023-2024 Season Competition (Click here for more detals)
Applications has been extended until December 15, 2023.
The Clear Lake Symphony will held its annual Youth Concerto Competition on Saturday, January 13, 2024 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 on the March 22, 2024 concert.
See below for current and previous Youth Concerto Competition Winners.