Open to students in grades 9 through 12 who live in Hamden, Hampshire, Franklin, or Berkshire counties in western Massachusetts.
Holyoke Civic Symphony, a nonprofit group, has been providing quality orchestral music to the Pioneer Valley for more than 50 years. Its members include both amateur and professional musicians. The HCS Orchestra and Music Director David Kidwell are committed to the development of young musicians.
This is a biennial competition; the next competition is planned for the 2024-2025 concert season.
All works must be approved by the HCS music director prior to auditions.
Please contact the music director as soon as possible in case an alternate selection must be made.
Please fill out the online form below, or download a printable application.
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Selection of a piece for the competition is an important and difficult decision. Please go over these guidelines carefully with your private teacher and feel free to contact David Kidwell, HCS Music Director or call our business manager Emily Lewis at (413) 256-1760 if you have questions.
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