Each year, the Winnipeg Youth Orchestras sponsors the WYO Adjudicated Scholarships Competition. There are three levels of competition (Junior, Intermediate and Senior Divisions) and three scholarships awards for each division.
The competition is open to any WYO member in good standing. Competitors perform a piece at the appropriate level for two experienced judges who will adjudicate each performance based on several criteria including accuracy, intonation, phrasing, dynamics, musicality and overall presentation. There is an application fee of $40 required for each application to the Competition.
The WYO Scholarships Competition is an excellent performance opportunity for students. All orchestra members are encouraged to participate, especially those WYO members who may not as yet had the experience of performing in an adjudicated competition. Each competitor receives a written adjudication mailed to them after the competition.
The First Place Scholarship winner in the Senior Division will be featured in WYO’s annual “Wintertide” concert at Westminster United Church. In addition, this winner will also be featured as the soloist for the WYO “Sounds of Spring” Concert. Congratulations to all the Scholarships Competition winners for the 2019-20 season.
The 2020-21 Winnipeg Youth Orchestras Adjudicated Scholarships Competition will be held on: December 4th and 5th , 2020
The deadline for registration is October 23rd. Further details and registration information will be posted here on the site before the end of September.
Due to time constraints, the competition is limited to the first 50 applicants.
Please Note: Due to multiple factors to consider in this year’s Covid19 context, all pieces for the 2020-21 competition will be performed without an accompanist.
WYO Scholarship Competition Regulations for 2020-21: PDF