Concerto Competition

The 2021 Concerto Competition has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hopeful to resume the competition in 2022.

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.

Concerto Competition Entry


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

  • $40 Application Fee is Non Refundable. Online applications must be submitted and received by 11:59pm on the first Monday in January. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Contestants must check with the Fairbanks Symphony Librarian to determine the availability of orchestral parts prior to submitting their entry. Failure to comply may result in disqualification. Librarian Jim Spontak can be reached at 907-474-5734 or at
  • 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 call the FSO librarian at 474-5734. Please call the Fairbanks Symphony Office at 474-5733 with any questions regarding the competition.
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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.
  • We are now offering the option to upload your music here instead of hand delivering it to the FSO office. You must upload a title page and the concerto music in PDF format. If you choose to not upload your music here and instead, hand deliver the music, you must deliver two copies of the concerto, duplexed (copied both sides) and two copies of the title page, and it must be delivered to the FSO offices no later than 5pm on the first Monday in January. Failure to deliver music before the deadline will result in disqualification. This is NOT a postmark deadline.
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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