Announcing Londontowne Symphony Orchestra’s
2021 Young Artists Competition

Prizes: Winners will be featured on the 2021-2022 season, LSO “All Together Now” Concert.  There is also a cash prize of $250 awarded to each winner.


Date:  Auditions will be held on Sunday, November 14th, 2021, beginning at 2:00 pm, at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD, Cade Fine Arts Center, Room 224.  Warm-up rooms will be available on the lower level.


Performance date:  Saturday, March 26, 2022, 7:30pm (sound-check time, TBA) at Maryland Hall, Annapolis, MD.  Rehearsals with orchestra will be on Monday, March 21 and Friday, March 25 from 7-9:45pm at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park, MD.


Eligibility Requirements:   Must be a Maryland resident; grades 9-12; not over the age of 19 as of the competition date.


Application Deadline:   October 29, 2021

Application Fee:  $50


Repertoire Requirements:  All works must be in the standard repertoire for solo instrument and orchestra.  Concertos are limited to a single movement.  All proposed selections are subject to approval by the LSO Music Director.  Applicants must provide their own accompanist.  One original copy of the music must be provided for the panel of judges.  Pieces must be performed from memory.


Panel of Judges:  A panel of four judges, including LSO Music Director Anna Binneweg, will choose the winners from three categories: 1. Piano 2. Strings  3. Brass, Winds,  Percussion.  The panel reserves the right not to select a winner from each category.


Application Information, Fees and Submission Instructions

May be submitted by mail or electronically.  Late applications will not be accepted. 


All applications require a non-refundable $50 entry fee.  Please enclose a check payable to LSO, or PAY ONLINE HERE.  Payment can be made through our donation page.  Please place your Student's Name in the "Donate in the name of" field.


Applicants will be notified of the receipt of their application packet, audition time and location by email.  If you have questions or need more information, please contact Dr. Bill Bloomquist, competition director at 443-623-8699 or