The West Point Band is pleased to announce our 21st annual Young Artist Solo Competition, open to students in grades 10-12
residing within a 75-mile radius of West Point, NY. Piano, woodwind, brass and percussion applicants are invited to compete for the opportunity to be a featured soloist with the West Point Band. Please contact Sgt. 1st Class Mike Reifenberg to inquire about eligibility.
Selected applicants will be invited to the final round of the competition held on Sunday, January 26, 2014 (snow date: February 9) in Egner Hall on the campus of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. Finalists will perform up to 10 minutes of a concerto or concert piece for a panel comprised of members of the West Point Band. The winner or winners of the competition will be featured soloists with the West Point Band on our annual Young Artist Concert scheduled for Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., in West Point’s Eisenhower Hall Ballroom.
Candidates should choose their repertoire from the list of currently available solo works with band accompaniment. We strongly encourage the use of an accompanist for the audition.
Young Artist Competition Repertoire List.pdf
This is an extraordinary opportunity for talented 10th -12th grade musicians and we look forward to your application. We have been fortunate in past years to hear a number of gifted students and expect this year’s response to be equally competitive.
2014 Young Artist Competition Application.pdf
2014 Young Artist Competition Flyer.pdf
Please feel free to contact Sgt. 1st Class Mike Reifenberg (845) 938-8232, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns about this competition. Please ensure applications are delivered for screening before the January 6, 2014 deadline. Students will be notified by email of their application status by January 13.