Audition Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
On Line Audition Upload: January 8, 2022
Application Fee: $20 (payable by credit/debit card via PayPal)
Application Deadline: December 15, 2021
Awards: Winner receives $300 and the opportunity to perform in concert with the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony at DeVos Performance Hall on March 6, 2022.
Alternate receives $50 and the opportunity to perform if the winner is unavailable.

❖ ELIGIBILITY
Student pianists ages 15 to 21 are invited to compete.
Specifically, a contestant:
— Must be at least age 15 but not yet age 21 by January 1, 2022.
— Must be between a high school sophomore and a college sophomore, inclusively, in the current school year.
— Must have a residence in one of the following Michigan counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, and Van Buren.
> May be attending college or university outside of these counties if the primary residence is in one of these counties.
OR
> May be attending college at any public or private college or university based in one of these counties (even if the primary residence is elsewhere).
— May win this competition only once.
— Must submit $20 application fee.
— Note: There is no requirement for music club affiliation.

❖ REPERTOIRE
— The choice of piece is up to the contestant, but it must be a work, or a movement of a work, for piano and orchestra.
— The audition piece will be the piece performed if the contestant wins.
— The piece’s total playing time must be at least 8 minutes and not more than 16 minutes long.
— The work must be performed from memory at the audition.

❖ ACCOMPANIMENT
— Contestants must be accompanied at the audition.
— Contestants must provide their own accompanist.

❖ AUDITION PROCESS
— Audition upload video by January 8. 2022

For more information, please contact the GRYS Piano Concerto Competition coordinator at competitions@grys.org
or call the GR Piano Competition Chairman, Mary Ellen Logan at Youth Symphony office at 616-682-5725.

Registration has closed. If you already registered, watch your email for instructions how to submit your audition piece.