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. In addition, this winner will also be featured as a soloist for the WYO “Sounds of Spring” Concert. Congratulations to all the Scholarships Competition winners for the 2020-21 season.
The 2021-22 Winnipeg Youth Orchestras Adjudicated Scholarships Competition will be held in early December of 2021. The exact date and application information for the 2021-22 competition will be posted here before the end of September.
WYO Scholarship Competition Regulationsfor 2020-21: PDF
WYO Scholarship Competition Applicationfor 2020-21: PDF