Jo Amish Young Artist Competition and the Raymond Santirocco Memorial Piano Award

Open To Instrumentalists and Pianists in Grades 11 & 12

Audition Requirements:

  • Contestants are expected to perform either the first or third movement of a concerto or a composition for solo instrument and orchestra.
  • Memorization of audition material is recommended but not required.
  • Piano accompaniment is required for all contestants. All applicants are to provide their own accompanist. Please abbreviate long tutti passages in the accompaniment.
  • Each audition will last a maximum of ten minutes. Contestants may be interrupted at the discretion of the judges.
  • A non-refundable fee of $20 must accompany each application. Checks should be made out to Penfield Symphony Orchestra.

Note on repertoire selection: due to time and cost constraints, orchestral parts must be available from a publisher or rental agency in the USA. If you need help in verifying this, please contact the PSO office. Performance must be of the auditioned material.


Application Deadline: January 6, 2020
Audition Date: Febuary 1, 2020
Date of winner's performance with the PSO: May 4, 2020