Young Artist Competitions
Students in grades 3-8 are eligible to compete in the Fall Youth Concerto Competition. The winners have the opportunity to play with the MSO and for their peers during the Fall Youth Concerts.
This competition is canceled for the 2020-2021 season. Check back in Spring 2021 for information about next season’s competition!
Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to compete in the Bolz Young Artist Competition. The two preliminary rounds of the 2020 Competition took place virtually. The the final four performed during the third and final round on March 3, 2021: “Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte.”
High school students from across the state compete, and the four finalists usually appear with John DeMain and the MSO in a free concert in Overture Hall before a live audience. Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television broadcast “Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte” throughout the state, and the winners perform for their peers at the Spring Young People’s Concert. This year, The Final Forte will be presented in the spring of 2021 virtually. Learn more about The Final Forte 2021 performances and competition that was captured on March 3, 2021.