Heartland Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a grant from Crow Wing Community Trust to support their 2017 Youth Concerto Competition. Heartland Symphony is a 55-piece orchestra that serves the communities of Brainerd and Little Falls and surrounding areas. The Youth Concerto Competition which takes place in alternate years has been a tradition since 1983 and is an integral part of the Spring Concert Series. Students living in the service area who are of high school age or younger may audition in January before judges on any band or orchestra instrument, piano or voice. A winner will be chosen from each of two age categories: grades 10-12 and 9th grade and under. Besides their public performances at the Heartland Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Concerts, each of the young artists receives a recording of their performance and a music scholarship from HSO to continue their musical studies. Thanks to the Crow Wing Power Community Trust, this year each winner will receive a $500 scholarship. This season is Heartland Symphony Orchestra’s 40th anniversary and the 2017 Spring Concert Series, “Destinations”, will feature the winners of the Youth Concerto Competition, young artists who are destined to create great music now and in the future.
The application form and rules and regulations for this competition may be found and submitted on www.heartlandsymphony.com. For more information contact the Heartland Symphony Orchestra office at 1-800-826-1997 or email at HeartlandSymphony@gmail.com.