1.Applicant must be a high school student, a Vermont resident and/or participate weekly in Vermont music programs for youth, and may not be a former winner of the competition.

2. Applicant must audition for the judges at the Barre Opera House on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the assigned time.

3. Applicant shall prepare three pieces, of which at least one shall be a movement of a
concerto or orchestral work with soloist, suitable for performance with a symphony
orchestra . He/she shall be asked to perform at least two of the pieces, one to be
chosen by the applicant and one or more by the judges. At least one piece should be
played from memory. If students are auditioning with a prepared concerto, two of the movements can be used for two of the three piece requirement and the third piece can be an etude or a study.

4. Applicant must provide accompanist and, for the judges, three copies of the selections to be played.

5. To qualify for the $500 award, the winner must appear as soloist with the Vermont
Philharmonic at their winter concerts in February, 2017. The award shall be used to
further the music education of the winner.

6. The judges reserve the right to award the full scholarship, to award only the
monetary portion with no performance privilege or to make no award, if in their
judgment, there is no adequately qualified candidate. The judges’ decision will be final. The Vermont Philharmonic reserves the right to cancel the competition if there is an insufficient number of applicants necessary to conduct a competitive audition and not award the scholarship that year.

7. Late applications may not be considered for an audition.

8. Questions should be directed to Marta Cambra at 229-9218 or via e-mail:

9. Application must be submitted no later than November 5, 2016 to:

Marta Cambra
1388 Crosstown Road
Berlin, VT 05602