Who is eligible: Music students residing in BC age 26 and under as of April 17, 2023
Application deadline: April 17, 2023
Competition dates: May 29-31, 2023
To apply: Apply online or download an application form.
Welcome to one of British Columbia’s most exciting competitions that occurs once every two years and provides a unique opportunity for aspiring musicians to perform as soloist with the VAM Symphony Orchestra. The Bjorn & Lori Hareid Provincial Concerto Competition is categorized into instrument and age groups and is open to any music student residing in British Columbia.*
*Featured soloists of VAMSO’s 2023/24 season are ineligible to apply.
- Winner, Category A
Bjorn & Lori Hareid Scholarship Award, $2000
- Winner, Category B
Loyal Protestant Association Scholarship, $1500
- Winner, Category C
Michael & Mary Shields Scholarship Award, $1000
- Application deadline: April 17, 2023, 11:59pm
- Competition dates: May 29-31, 2023
Students will receive notice of their specific time slot following the application deadline.
INSTRUMENT & AGE CATEGORIES
- Category A, 26 years and under*: piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, voice, percussion
- Category B, 18 years and under*: piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, voice, percussion
- Category C, 12 years and under*: piano, strings, woodwinds
* as of April 17, 2023
Any movement or work for solo instrument or voice and orchestra, maximum 15 minutes.
An adjudication committee will select multiple winners to appear as soloist with the VAM Symphony Orchestra. Written commentary will be supplied for each entrant.
By submitting an application, students and their parent/guardian understand that any recording resulting from the competition may be used for VAM promotional purposes.
$75; $50 for VAM students.