A great opportunity for young musicians.

2017 Young Artists Festival - January 28-29, 2017, Norwalk City Hall

The Norwalk Symphony will again offer this unique program for young musicians, and we have many new features this year. Most notably, we are opening the Festival level to wind players! Please refer to the brochure for guidelines. Also, we now have worksheets available to help students prepare for the theory test in the Festival level.

All Festival level participants are strongly encouraged to attend the Concerto Competition on Sunday, January 29 to experience the spectacular level of musical performances that has become the norm. 

Please join us in celebrating with the winner of the concerto competition when they join the NSO to perform at the Family Festival subscription series concert on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 3pm. Student tickets are only $10! For full guidelines please refer to the brochure. The levels of entry are as follows:

Festival I
Open to string and wind students who have studied privately for 2+ years.  No theory test.

Festival II
Open to string and wind students who have studied privately between 3 and 5 years and are under the age of 12.  Includes Beginning Theory Test.

Junior Competition - Cash Prize of $150!
Open to string and wind students who have studied privately 4+ years and are under the age of 15. Includes the Intermediate Theory Test. 

Senior Competition - Cash Prize of $300!
Open to string students who have studied privately for 6+ years and are under the age of 18.

Concerto Competition - Winner performs with the NSO in a subscription concert!
Concerto Competition applications must be accompanied by a DVD or URL link of the applicant and a headshot to be considered for the live round. Download the Young Artists Festival brochure for competition details. For questions, please call 203.956.6771 or email us.