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.
The WYO Scholarships Competition is an excellent performance opportunity for students. All orchestra members are encouraged to participate, especially those who may not as yet have had the experience of performing in an adjudicated competition. Each competitor receives a written adjudication mailed to them after the competition.
The first, second and third place winners of each division are announced within a few days of the event. Awards and prizes are presented to the recipients during the gathering for the spring concert (usually in April). The First Place Scholarship winner in the Senior Division is featured as a soloist with the Winnipeg Youth Symphony Orchestra. Congratulations to all the Scholarships Competition winners for the 2022-23 season.
The competition usually takes place in early December. (The 2022-23 Competition took place on December 2nd and 3rd, 2022.)