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 first annual "Wintertide" concert being held this year on February 26, 2018 at Westminster United Church. In addition, this winner will also be featured as the soloist for the WYO "Sounds of Spring" Concert. All of this year’s Scholarships Competition winners will be presented with their awards at the Sounds of Spring Concert that will be held at Centennial Concert Hall on Thursday, April 19, 2016.
The 2017-18 Winnipeg Youth Orchestras
Adjudicated Scholarships Competition
will be held on
December 8 and 9, 2017
Faith Lutheran Church
1311 Dakota Street
Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Due to time constraints, the competition is limited to the first 50 applicants.