Concerto Competition

The Louise Francelia Waldorf Prize for Excellence in Solo Performance

Oklahoma Youth Orchestras is pleased to announce the 2021-22 annual Concerto Competition, now known as the Louise Francelia Waldorf Prize for Excellence in Solo Performance, open to all seniors in OYO.  The winner of the Prize will perform as a soloist with the 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 2021-22 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 October 15, 2021.

 

2. Students who audition must be in the OYO for the whole of the 2021-22 Concert Season.

 

3. The student must be a senior in high school for the 2021-22 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 he/she 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 11:59pm on December 1, 2021.

  • 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 the 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
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