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Young Artists Solo Concerto Competition Seeks Applicants for September 8th Auditions

 The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra  (NJIO) is announcing an open call for outstanding young instrumentalists to audition for the 2011 NJIO Young Artists Solo Concerto Competition. Students in grades 7 – 12 in New Jersey are invited to audition on September 8 at the Judith Wharton Music Center, 60 Locust Avenue, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey 07922.

Applicants are required to play one movement of a Baroque or Classical period solo concerto by memory. A panel of judges will choose two winners to receive a monetary award of $200 and $100 and the chance to perform their solo concerto with the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra in the 2011 - 2012 concert season.

Applicants should download the application from Applications must be completed and received by NJIO on September 1, 2011. For more information, contact Russ Kelner at 908-603-7691 or, email him at

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Last year’s first place competition winner was cellist Sophia Bacelar, a home-schooled student of Bridgewater, NJ. Second place winner was violinist Alex Wang, a student from Scotch Plains Middle School.

The Young Artist Concerto Competition has been made possible in part through a grant from K&S Music of Berkeley Heights, NJ. This is the fourth consecutive year that NJIO has offered the Young Artists Solo Concerto Competition. 

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