Deadline nears for young musicians’ competition

PORT ANGELES — The deadline to register for the the 2017 Young Artist and Junior Young Artist competitions — hosted by the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra — is Thursday.

The competitions will be Jan. 21 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave., in Port Angeles.

The 31st annual Young Artist Competition is open to any North Olympic Peninsula instrumental music student who will be younger than 22 as of June 1, 2017, with winners from prior years eligible to compete, according to a news release.

Competitors are to perform a selection of music of concert quality.

This selection need not be a concerto, and the performance should not exceed 10 minutes. Competitors are expected to announce their selections, say the full name of the composer and the year the composition was written.

Competitors also must provide their own piano accompanist for the competition.

Results will be emailed to competitors the afternoon of the competition.

The first-place winner will receive $500, with the second- and third-place winners receiving $250 and $200, respectively.

Registration is $20 per participant.

The 11th annul Junior Young Artist Competition was designed for those students who might not be ready for the Symphony’s Young Artist Competition, according to a news release.

The Junior Competition is open to any North Olympic Peninsula instrumental music student who is currently in ninth grade or below who has not competed or applied for the symphony’s Young Artist Competition.

Competitors are to perform a selection of music of concert quality not exceeding 10 minutes. Competitors are expected to announce their selections, say the full name of the composer and the year the composition was written.

Competitors also must provide their own piano accompanist.

Results will be emailed to competitors the afternoon of the competition.

The first-place winner will receive $250, with the second- and third-place winners receiving $125 and $75, respectively.

Registration is $15 per participant.

Registration forms are available online at http://portangelessymphony.org/or at the symphony office, 216 N. Laurel St., #C.

For more information, call 360-457-5579.

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Features Editor Chris McDaniel can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56650, or at cmcdaniel@peninsuladailynews.com.

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