45th Annual CMM Youth Concerto Competition

Civic Morning Musicals and Symphoria are pleased to announce a joint collaboration for the 45th Annual Youth Concerto Competition. The winner(s) will perform with Symphoria March 6, 2016.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Preliminary Competition Date:   Saturday, January 16, 2016 @ Setnor Auditorium, Syracuse University 

Final Competition Date: Monday, January 18, 2016 @ Setnor Auditorium

Concert Date with Symphoria:  March 6, 2016 @ St. Paul's Cathedral


Co-Chairs Contact Information:

Ida Tili Trebicka (315) 254-0614

Victoria King (315) 299.5598 ex 215 

The competition application may be found here.

Eligible entrees must be in 7-12th grade and enrolled in a school district or home schooled in the following counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cortland, Cayuga, Oneida, Herkimer, and Tompkins County.

The Concerto Competition, one of CMM’s important youth programs, is aimed at giving young Central New York musicians the opportunity to thoroughly learn a movement from a concerto and have their performance judged by highly experienced teachers and performers.  This feedback contributes to personal and professional development and to the success of any young musician.

Please see the specific RULES of the competition.

The Repertoire List divides instruments into four categories:

  • Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass)
  • Winds (flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba)
  • Piano
  • Harp, Guitar and Percussion or other - Please submit repertoire for approval.

All competitors must provide their own accompanist for both levels of the competition. All repertoire must be memorized.

The Judges and competition committee members reserve the right not to select any winners.


Please apply online. Online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015. After submitting the application go to the paypal link to pay the application fee.

The following must be received:

  • Completed Application Form
  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable, made payable to Civic Morning Musicals)
  • Teacher certification (click here), printed out, completed, and signed by the teacher
  • Two #10 self-addressed, stamped envelopes. If applying electronically please bring the signed forms and envelopes to the Preliminary Competition with you.

If you prefer to apply via US Mail, the following must be postmarked on or before Saturday November 29, 2014 and addressed to:

Ida Trebicka4904 Fayetteville Manlius Rd., Manlius, NY 13104

  • Application form printed out and completed.
  • Non-refundable Application Fee of $50 made payable to Civic Morning Musicals.
  • Teacher certification (click here), printed out, completed, and signed by the teacher.
  • Two # 10 self-addressed, stamped envelopes.

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