4th Annual Youth Concerto Competition


The application deadline for our 4th annual youth concerto competition has been extended to Monday, February 20. Live auditions for selected applicants will be held within the Living Arts Centre on Saturday, February 25 between the hours of 10am - 6pm.  

The 4th Annual Youth Concerto Competition is divided into three different instrument categories:

* Orchestral Winds/Brass/Percussion
* Strings
* Piano


1st Place Winner:
 $1000 cash award & performance with the MSO

2nd Place Winner: $500 cash award & performance with the MSYO

3rd Place Winner: $250 cash award & soloist performance with the MSYO

Application Deadline: February 20, 2017

Live Audition (for those who advance):
 February 25 | 10am - 6pm

Application Fee: $30 non-refundable.

Applicants must be 21 years or younger as of September 1, 2016 and must be residents of the GTA.

Required: one movement of a concerto, or a complete one movement concerto.

How to Apply:

1. Download the youth concerto application form here.

2. Record a video of your performance.  Upload the video to YouTube.

3. Submit the YouTube link and application form via email to:

Application fees can be mailed to:

MSO Youth Concerto Competition
4141 Living Arts Dr.
Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8

Performance Date: Winners will perform during the 2017/18 concert season.

This competition would not be possible without the very generous support of the Community Foundation of Mississauga and the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.