Concerto Competition

42nd Annual Concerto Competition 
Sponsored by the Fine Arts Orchestral Society


The five winners will be presented as soloists with the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra in a special concert under the baton of maestro Tong Chen, on Sunday May 31, 2020 at 3:00 PM, at Saunders Trades and Technical High School, 183 Palmer Road Yonkers, NY. Mr. Robert Sherman will be the Master of Ceremonies.

Download YPO Concerto Competition Instructions here and the YPO Concerto Competition Application here.

First Place


Second Place


Third Place


Fourth Place


Fifth Place




High School Students (grades 9 through 12) who are residents of, or who study in Westchester County.

Audition Requirements  (Maximum 15 Minutes)

Instrumental Contestants should be prepared to perform a solo concerto of the standard orchestral repertoire.  All movements must be ready to be performed.


Pianists may perform either the first and second or the second and third movements of a standard concerto or a single movement composition for piano and orchestra.


Vocal Contestants should be prepared to perform three arias of contrasting styles (e.g. lively vs. sustained) from the standard oratorio or operatic repertoire.

  • All applicants must be able to perform their selection(s) from memory.
  • Contestants are requires to provide their own accompanist.
  • Please ensure that orchestra parts and score are easily available or be prepared to pay the rental fee.

Application Fee: $50

Please make check payable to Fine Arts Orchestral Society (FAOS)
Postmarked deadline is February 7, 2020


Regular (snail) mail only – no other mail will be accepted

Please send application and $50 check to: 

Attn: Competition
P.O. Box 705, Yonkers, NY 10704


Preliminary auditions will be held on Sun., March 8, 2020

Final auditions will be held on Wed. Evening Mar. 11, 2020

For more information or questions – or (914) 793-0909

Mr. Robert Sherman – MC for the Concert