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Concerto Competition

The Louise Francelia Waldorf Prize for Excellence in Solo Performance

Oklahoma Youth Orchestras is pleased to host the 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.

Deadline to apply: 

Audition Application Form:

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

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Must be a Senior and must commit to OYO or Percussion Ensemble for the whole of the 2024-2025 season. 

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Choose one movement from any piece with orchestral accompaniment - this does NOT have to be memorized. 

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Submit audition video as one continuous take. We recommend that you record your audition 2-4 times in a quiet space, take a break, then listen to your final audition video to upload. The audition does NOT need to be accompanied.

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If selected to perform with OYO, the piece auditioned will be the piece performed. 

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Please be sure to submit the name and movement of the concerto in the application form. The repetoire must be approved by Mr. Grogan. 

Audition requirements differ by instrument, and are flexible to accommodate different skill levels. Select from your instrument group below to view the audition requirements.

"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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