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.
The 2021 Fall Youth Concerto Competition will take place on Saturday October 16, 2021.
Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to compete in the Bolz Young Artist Competition. The dates for the 2021-2022 Bolz Young Artist Competition are:
- Bolz Young Artist Competition Preliminary Rounds: Friday, January 14, 2022 (evening) and Saturday, January 15, 2022
- Bolz Young Artist Competition Semi-Final Round: Thursday, January 27, 2022 (evening)
- The Final Forte: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
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. Learn more about The Final Forte 2021 performances and competition that was captured on March 3, 2021.
The Final Forte 2022 will take place on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.