Concerto Competition

The FSO Concerto Competition, Sponsored by Great Northwest

The Annual Concerto Competition – now a state-wide event, affords outstanding instrumental and vocal musicians the opportunity to perform a movement of a concerto/aria in concert with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra.  The competition is open to musicians playing instruments for which orchestral literature is available or vocalists (high school junior or older) singing arias that have orchestral accompaniment.  No transcriptions are allowed.  The competition will be judged by a panel of two non-local judges.  One winner in each of three categories will be selected to perform with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra.  The winner of each category will receive a monetary award.

The 2023 competition will take place at
Fairbanks Lutheran Church
1012 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701.
Competition dates are January 21st & 22nd, 2023.

Concerto Competition Entry


Enter the Concerto Competition! Complete this form, upload your music, sign, and pay! Please note:

  • $50 Application Fee is Non Refundable. Online applications must be submitted and received by 11:59pm Friday, December 16th, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Click the link for a partial list of pre-approved competition pieces. Concerto Competition Repertoire List. If your piece is not on the indicated list, please email the FSO Librarian at Please call the Fairbanks Symphony Office at 474-5733 with any questions regarding the competition.
  • Contestants must check with the FSO to determine the availability of orchestral parts prior to submitting their entry. Failure to comply may result in disqualification. Reach the FSO at We are unable to field repertoire questions via phone.
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  • *Not required for category C
  • Please include Concerto #, key signature, Opus #.
  • Please enter full name of composer.
  • Movement # and written tempo.
  • Length of composition in minutes.
  • You must upload a title page and the concerto music in PDF format. Hand delivered music is no longer accepted.
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    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 12 MB, Max. files: 2.
    • Please type your name.
    • *Not required for category C