The New Sussex Symphony is excited to announce the third annual Karen Pinoci Young Artist Competition to celebrate the memory of an energetic conductor and spirited educator.
The winner of the competition will receive $500 and perform as the featured soloist with the orchestra, under the baton of Music Director and Conductor Jordan Brown, at its March 16, 2024 concert.
The competition is open to high school students playing strings, woodwinds, brass, guitar, harp, and percussion who reside in Sussex, Warren, Passaic, Morris, Bergen or Essex counties. Participants must audition with a solo piece that has orchestral accompaniment. (If that piece is a concerto, one movement will suffice.)
Please review the attached letter for detailed information concerning the competition, contact information, and the application process. Feel free to share the letter with students, colleagues, and friends.
To apply for an opportunity to audition, please have your students fill out the application via the google form. They can attach their resume to the google form or email it. Teacher letter of recommendation must be emailed by the teacher to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any questions please contact Susanna Rogers, KPYAC chairperson •email@example.com• 973-568-9583
Karen Pinoci was the Music Director and Conductor of the New Sussex Symphony for over 27 years until her passing in 2018. This Young Artist Competition is the orchestra's way of honoring her passion for inspiring young people to express themselves through music.
For more than two decades, the NSS has awarded an annual scholarship to help fund private lessons for a deserving string player. Students are eligible if they are in 7th – 12th grade, reside in Sussex County, or are studying with or related to a current member of the New Sussex Symphony.
The winner will receive a $500 scholarship toward the cost of lessons, payable to a private instructor.
We are looking for a dedicated student with a great love and passion for music, not necessarily one who performs at the highest level. There is no audition, but rather an application form accompanied by an essay. The student's private instructor, or a music teacher familiar with them as a musician, should fill out the recommendation form and submit it separately.
The deadline is Nov. 4, 2022. The winner will be announced at the NSS concert on Sat., Nov. 18, 3 p.m. at First United Church of Newton.
Questions, conerns, or a request to receive the forms electronically, should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or (973) 579-6465
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