Youth Solo Competition

When and where will the competition take place?

The competition will take place on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 1:30pm at the Orillia Opera House.  Should a preliminary round be necessary, it will be held at 10:00am that day.  Admission to the competition is free and open to the public.

Who can enter?

The competition is open to any student enrolled in a Simcoe County secondary school for the 2019/2020 school year.  This year, music is available for the following instruments: trumpet, trombone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, and guitar.

Where can I get the music?

Click HERE for more information.

I have prepared my solo... what happens when I get on stage?

Your solo performance will be accompanied by a live jazz band (Orillia Brassworks) and you will be evaluated by two professional adjudicators.  Each entrant will receive feedback from the adjudicator as well as a recording of his/her performance.

Who are the adjudicators?

The adjudicators are Yamaha artists John Johnson and Shirantha Beddage.

What happens if I win?

1st place:  $400 scholarship and the opportunity to perform with Brassworks at the Saturday evening                     headline concert.

2nd place: $200 scholarship

3rd place:  $100 scholarship

When is the registration deadline?

All entrants must register by Friday, September 27th, 2019.  Registration is free.  Entrants will be contacted by email to confirm registration.

How do I register?

Click HERE.  


I have more questions!

Please contact us at should you require further information.

Competition coordinators: Robin Watson, Curtis Metcalf, Laura Christie