Bjorn & Lori Hareid Provincial Concerto Competition

Who is eligible: Music students residing in BC age 26 and under as of May 10, 2021

Application deadline: May 10, 2021

Competition dates: June 1-4, 2021

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.*

*Winners of VAM’s 2020 and 2021 Kay Meek Competition are ineligible to compete. If the winner of 2021 Kay Meek Competition has applied for the Provincial Concerto Competition, their application fee will be refunded and their application withdrawn. 

AWARDS

  • 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

COMPETITION DATES

  • Application deadline: May 10, 2021, 11:59pm
  • Competition dates: June 1-4, 2021
    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 May 10, 2021

REPERTOIRE
Any movement or work for solo instrument or voice and orchestra, maximum 15 minutes.

ADJUDICATION
An adjudication committee will select multiple winners to appear as soloist with the VAM Symphony Orchestra. Written commentary will be supplied for each entrant.

COMPETITION RULES
By submitting an application, students and their parent/guardian understand that any recording resulting from the competition may be used for VAM promotional purposes.

APPLICATION FEE
$75; $50 for VAM students.

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