College Concerto Competition
The Reno Chamber Orchestra’s twenty-fifth annual College Concerto Competition will take place on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nightingale Concert Hall. Starting time for the Competition is T.B.A. based on the number of competitors.
The RCO’s College Concerto Competition is the only competition of its kind in the state of Nevada. The participants, who must either attend a Nevada college or be a Nevada resident attending college out of state, compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to appear as soloist with the RCO in one of its regular season concerts. Competitors will receive detailed written comments on their performance from the distinguished panel of judges. Past Competition participants have gone on to significant careers as soloists, orchestral musicians, and teachers.
Many RCO enthusiasts regard the College Concerto Competition as one of the highlights of the music year. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome to attend.
At the judges’ discretion, the first-prize winner of the 2014 College Concerto Competition will perform with the RCO at its concerts on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
If you are a college student interested in competing, you can download (pdf format):
For more information, contact Scott Faulkner, RCO Executive Director, at (775) 348-9413 or by email.
The College Concerto Competition, and the RCO concerts at which the Competition winner performs, are made possible by a generous grant from The Bretzlaff Foundation.