2021 Concerto Competition


The Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest’s Concerto Competition is open to all musicians who have yet to complete their senior year of high school, and whose primary residence is within 10 miles of Oak Park/River Forest.

Contestants will submit a DVD or YouTube link of your performance (no longer than 10 minutes). Selected music is to be a single movement of “standard” repertory with accompanist. Professional recording is not required.

The winner of the competition will perform with the orchestra at a future concert, along with receiving a $500 cash prize.

Due to current Covid restrictions, we may choose to present the winning video recording online if the orchestra is not able to fully assemble this year. If this is to occur, we may also present the two runners up.

To Enter:
  • Submit recording, either DVD or YouTube link, submitted. Please wear concert black. Accompanist required.
  • Application fee of $25 accompanying the application.
  • All materials due April 1st, 2021
  • For applying online, click here.
  • If mailing your application, please print the online application, include your DVD/YouTube link and entrance fee, and mail to:
    David Leehey,
    819 Euclid Avenue,
    Oak Park, IL 60302

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 708-218-2648, or email thesymphonyoprf@gmail.com