Concerto Competition

The Louise Francelia Waldorf Prize for Excellence in Solo Performance

Oklahoma Youth Orchestras is pleased to announce the 2022-23 annual Concerto Competition, known as the Louise Francelia Waldorf Prize for Excellence in Solo Performance, open to all seniors in Mr. Grogan's OYO and Percussion Ensemble. The winner of the Prize will perform as a soloist with OYO and will receive a scholarship prize.

 

Sponsored by longtime OKYO supporter, Dr. Lin-Lin Liu, the competition’s name was changed to honor her former teacher. "Miss Waldorf was my violin teacher when I was a member of OYO. At the time, Chickasha Public Schools did not have a strings program and she worked very hard to make sure I could play in an orchestra. I have fond memories of her accompanying me on her harpsichord. She was a remarkable lady," says Dr. Liu.

 

In order to audition for the 2022-23 competition, students must meet the following criteria and deadlines. 

 

Louise Francelia Waldorf Prize for Excellence in Solo Performance Audition Requirements:  

 

An application form must be completed by all wishing to participate in the concerto audition and can be found HERE. If you encounter any problems filling out this form, please contact info@okyomusic.org.

 

1.  Deadline to apply for the audition is August 26, 2022 by 5 pm.

 

2. Students who audition must be in OYO and/or Percussion Ensemble for the whole of the 2022-23 Season.

 

3. The student must be a senior in high school for the 2022-23 school year.

 

4.  The student will audition on one movement of a concerto.

 

5.  The student must submit the name of the concerto and the movement they will be performing and this repertoire must be approved by Mr. Grogan. The Competition form has a field where you will list this information.  

 

6. The movement does not have to be memorized.

 

7.  Auditions will be submitted via video by 5:00pm on September 23, 2022.

  • Please send submissions via email, Dropbox, or Google Drive link to info@okyomusic.org.

  • Audition videos must be continuous and may not be cut or edited together.

  • We recommend you record your audition 2-4 times in a quiet space, take a break, then listen to your final audition video to upload.

 

8. Your audition does not need to include an accompanist.

 

9. If a student is selected to perform with OYO, the student will play the same piece on which they auditioned.

"Miss Waldorf was my violin teacher when I was a member of OYO. At the time, Chickasha public schools did not have a strings program and she worked very hard to make sure I could play in an orchestra. I have fond memories of her accompanying me on her harpsichord. She was a remarkable lady."

- Dr. Lin-Lin Liu
taylorakinbassoon.jpg