VAMSO Vivaldi Competition

Who is eligible: Current VAMSO violinists

Application deadline: September 25, 2023

Competition dates: October 16, 2023

To apply: Apply online

VAM presents its inaugural VAMSO Vivaldi Competition providing an opportunity for up to four soloists to perform Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with the VAM Symphony Orchestra.

VAM will ensure that the competition is impartially and professionally conducted with a two-person adjudication panel consisting of experienced musicians with no affiliation with the competing musicians.

Eligible students:
-are currently violin members in good standing of VAM Symphony Orchestra

Application Deadline: September 25, 2023, 11:59pm
Competition: October 16, 2023
Students will receive notice of their specific time slot following the application deadline.

Competition Rules
1. Students must be current violinists with the VAM Symphony Orchestra.
2. Students must perform either the “Spring” & “Summer” concerti or “Fall” & “Winter” concerti of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons for the audition; adjudicators may request to hear only select movements from each concerto, but students must prepare the two concerti in full.
3. Students must provide 2 copies of the solo part or piano reduction for the adjudication committee (photocopies are permitted).
4. Performers must perform from memory.
5. Performers must perform with and provide their own pianist.
6. The competition phase is closed to the public with the exception of the parent/guardian and teacher of the student performing; no video or audio recording permitted.
7. For the competition, tutti passages must be shortened.
8. All applications must include a $60 application fee, which includes recording of the competition round.
9. By applying to the competition, the student and parent/guardian agree that any resulting recordings may be used for VAM’s promotional purposes.


The VAMSO Vivaldi Competition is open to VAMSO violin students only. Please log in to your account to apply.