NYO Solo Competition

First Round NYO Solo Competition February 18th, 2018

NYO Solo Competition 2018 Qualifying Round

The  qualifying round will require the student contestant to perform a piece  of their choice that shows an example of the level of musicianship and  technique of that player. No accompanist required for this music  competition round.

Important  Note: There is no cost to participate in this event, but members must  be fully paid for the 2018-2019 season to participate in the first round  of this competition.  Deadline for application and tuition payment is  Sunday February 11th, 2018

Step One

Complete this form to sign up

Step Two

Make the 2018-2019 season tuition payment (single member)

Make the 2018-2019 season tuition payment (family member)

Second Round NYO Solo Competition June 17th, 2018

NYO Solo Competition 2018 Second Round
A repertoire list of music will be provided after the first round to  those who are selected to continue on to the second round of this  competition. Accompanist required.

Final Round NYO Solo Competition November 4th, 2018 5:00 pm

NYO Solo Competition 2018 Finals
Finalist that where selected to continue to this last round will play  the solo piece that was prepared from the second round and will be  performing in a "recital style" public concert along with the other  finalists. 

Competition Details


Venue: NYO New Youth Orchestra San Diego
Address:10855 Sorrento Valley Rd #3, San Diego, CA. 92121.  

Official URL:

Category: Competition

Ticket: General Admission
Price: No Cost


Price No Cost

NYO Solo Competition Rules and Requirements

Solo competition participants must provide 2 copies of the piece that  will  be performed at the first round. This selection is the one of their   choice. On the first week of March, all participants at that date will   be given results and the music titles that they need to order and   practice for the second and final round. These are the same pieces that   the winners of the competition will perform with the Orchestra or Band   during the Spring concert solo performance opportunity. Orchestra competition participants must bring 6 copies of their piece to the second round and just the   original for the final round. If the music is not produced at the final   round, this may be grounds to eliminated.


Piano  accompanists are not needed for the first round of this  competition.  Piano accompanists are required for the second and final  rounds. This  service is not provided by New Youth Orchestra, all  participants are  responsible to search, hire and practice with their own  piano  accompanists. Private teachers can help locate the appropriate  accompanist for this music competition.

Results and certificates

All  members will be given their results after all three rounds.   Certificates of participation will be provided to finalists who   participate in the second round. 

Certificates of achievement.

If for any reason you may not participate in any of these events due to  your schedule, please inform us as soon as possible. Any participant  who cannot make any of our rounds or  additional requirements will be  eliminated from the competition. 

If a winner receives a prize, that person must be an active member of the  NYO for the complete following season  and that person is required to follow the NYO member policies at all  times. If for any reason this  person cannot fulfill the minimum  requirements that are necessary to  complete their responsibilities as a  NYO soloist competition winner or  has to be dismissed from the NYO  organization, the title will be removed and all certificates must be turned back into NYO.  The New Youth Orchestra  reserves the right to take away any  prize and membership to anyone who  receives an award who cannot  maintain the general policies set by this organization. 

If for any reason there are not sufficient participants and/or the level  of performance does not meet the standards  that NYO requires, any  category can be eliminated from the competition.  NYO reserves the right  to make any changes in any form that may be  necessary at any time, in  any case, all participants will be advised of  those changes via the NYO  website, and/or email and/or social media. 

NYO Solo Competition Awards

NYO New Youth Orchestra Solo Competition Categories are provided below.  Category list ​ Category #1 - Exceptional Performer Level  Category #2 - Exceptional Performer Level (Winds)    Category #3 - High Advanced Performer Level   Category #4 - Advanced Performer Level  Category #5 - Lower Advanced Level  Category #6 - High Intermediate Level  Category #7 - Intermediate Level  

Note: As of December 29th, 2016, New Youth Orchestra and San Diego Youth Orchestra LLC will no longer included cash prizes and tuition credit to NYO Solo Competition winners.