9th Navaroli Young Musicians Competition
2016 – 2017

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2016 Winner

South Valley Symphony announces the 9th Annual Competition for talented young musicians.

As of October 24 aspiring young musicians residing and/or training in southern Santa Clara (south of Bernal Road), San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties may apply.  The 1st place winner of this competition will perform as featured soloist with South Valley Symphony during the March Concert, scheduled for 7:30 pm Saturday, 11 March 2017, at the Gavilan College Theater in Gilroy. The Navaroli Competition is open to strings, winds and brass instruments, piano and voice.

The purpose of the competition is to encourage young musicians to develop their talent and skill, to motivate them with a chance to perform before a live audience with symphonic accompaniment, and to reward and honor them for their achievements and dedication.

How to Apply
Download the 9th Youth Competition Rules & Application(pdf). Each application form must be accompanied by a 15 minute CD recording of the Contestant’s performance of their chosen musical piece (or a representative selection thereof), submitted for pre-screening purposes.  Following pre-screening, all contestants will be notified as to whether they qualify for formal audition in person.

NOTE TO CONTESTANTS who are already members of a Bay Area Youth Orchestra. It is VERY important that you verify in advance with your Conductor/Music Director that you will be allowed to perform with South Valley Symphony should you be selected. This will include several Wednesday night rehearsals in Gilroy (7:30-10:00) starting 25 January, 2017, dress rehearsal on Friday, 10 March, 2017 (7:30-10:00) and the performance on Saturday, 11 March from 7:30-9:30pm.

If such participation is not allowed by your Youth Orchestra, then you should not apply to this Competition.

Please check the following Important Dates and direct any questions to Gege Bencich  via email: gegebencichSVS@gmail.com.

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