Quincy Symphony to Host Annual Young Artists Competition

The public is invited to attend the 61st  Annual Young Artists Competition from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 at First Union Congregational Church.  Area high school competitors will perform instrumental or vocal repertoire to be judged by professional musicians. The winner(s) of this regional contest will have the opportunity to perform as a guest soloist with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in the QJHS Morrison Theater.

For over 60 years, the purpose of the competition has been to give outstanding high school musicians the opportunity to perform as a concert soloist, accompanied by a symphony orchestra.  The annual Young Artists Concert rewards excellence in musicianship and enriches not just the performer, but also the audience and orchestra members.

The competition is open to current 10th-12th graders who attend school within a 70 mile radius of Quincy.

Audience members should enter the building from the parking lot on the  north side of the church, and will be given a brief introduction to the procedures and protocol of the competition.  The Young Artists Concert is partially supported by Encore! Volunteer Council and also by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.