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 are 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.


Thank you for your interest in the Jo Amish Young Artist Competition. Applications for the 2019-20 competition are now closed. Hear winner play at our May concert! Please check our website this summer for details of the 2020-21 competition.