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2016 Young People's Competition

For children finishing grades K-11 by June 30, 2015
Audition Dates:
Friday, May 13, 2016, 4-7 p.m. 
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Auditions will be held in the
Northwest Indiana Symphony Rehearsal Hall
Center for Visual and Performing Arts
1040 Ridge Road, Munster 46321 
Auditions by appointment only.
Audition Fee is $15 per entry
(due at time of audition along with application).


Sign Up Online

Please download & complete an application here:
Please bring your completed Application and $15 audition fee to your audition.

To Qualify, the student must: 

·         Play any musical instrument or sing (solo, duets, trios and quartets are also accepted)

·         Memorize any musical selection of their choice (2 minute maximum)

·         Finish grade 11 by June 30, 2014

·         Reside in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper, Newton or Starke Counties or study with teachers in the above counties or be a member of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra

·         Must provide their own accompanist for auditions

·         Winners must provide their own Symphony-approved accompanist at the concert

·         Contestant may not have been a winner in the same event for the  2012-2013 or 2013-2014 seasons



Winners will play their piece (2 minutes maximum) at a classical, pops, education, outreach or summer concert within 18 months following the competition. These assignments are at the discretion of the Music Director.



Call 219-836-0525 x 201 or e-mail education@NISOrchestra.org for further information on qualification and other questions.