Concerto Competition

Want to play with the NSYO as a Featured Soloist? Enter our Concerto Competition! The Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition is open to any instrumentalist or vocalist aged 26 or younger by the deadline.

The winner will be invited to perform in concert with the NSYO on November 30, 2024 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Travel and accommodation arrangements are the responsibility of the competition winner.)

Here is some important information to keep in mind: 

  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2024
  • Ages Eligible: 12-26

Step 1 

Fill out our 2024/25 Application Form here! 

Step 2

Video record yourself performing one or more movements from a concerto of your choice. (The video must be an MP4 file format.)

Step 3

Send your video recording to Rebecca Adams, NSYO Operations Manager at [email protected]. Please:

  • Send a direct download link (via WeTransfer, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.)
  • Ensure your video file is labelled in this format:
    e.g. Violin_Mendelssohn_Concerto in E minor Mvt 1_Josh_Bell.mp4

And just like that, you’re all done! 

We will be in touch with more information for you soon. 

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For more information, please contact Jack Chen at [email protected].