Young Artist Competitions
Students in grades 3-8 are eligible to compete in the Fall Youth Concerto Competition on Saturday, September 17. The winner(s) typically have the opportunity to play with the MSO and for their peers during the Fall Youth Concerts on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to compete in the Bolz Young Artist Competition. The dates for the 2022-2023 Bolz Young Artist Competition are:
- Bolz Young Artist Competition Preliminary Rounds: Saturday, January 7 and/or Sunday, January 8, 2023
- Bolz Young Artist Competition Semi-Final Round: Friday, January 13, 2023
- The Final Forte: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
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.
The Final Forte 2023 will take place on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.