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Announcing Londontowne Symphony Orchestra’s
2023 Young Artists Competition

Prizes: Winners will be featured on the 2023-2024 season, LSO “Brilliance Unleashed!” Concert.  There is also a cash prize of $250 awarded to each winner.


Date:  Auditions will be held on Sunday, November 12th, 2023, beginning at 1:00 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:  Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 3:00 pm at Maryland Hall, Annapolis, MD.  Rehearsals with orchestra will be on Monday, April 8, 2024 from 7:00 - 9:30pm and Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 10:00am – 1:00pm 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:   November 1, 2023

Application Fee:  $50


Repertoire Requirements:  All works must be in the standard repertoire for solo instrument and orchestra (and orchestra parts readily available for purchase or rental).  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

Applications may be submitted via postal mail to: 

Londontowne Symphony Orchestra
Post Office Box 926
Edgewater, MD 21037


Or submitted via email to:


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


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