Solo Competition

Every year the Musique Sur La Mer Youth Symphony Orchestra hosts their annual Solo Competition.


Charles on Violin


  1. Must be a youth member of MSLMYSO (elementary, middle or high school students only) in good standing for that current concert season
  2. One movement of a major concerto or show piece for your instrument – memorized. (Sonatas or chamber works will be considered for the festival only and not for the solo competition.)
  3. Must be approved by private music teacher
  4. Application must be received by January 17, 2016
  5. Application fee = $35 due with application
  6. Application fee = $20 per musician in an ensemble piece (one application per musician – all members staple their applications together when submitting)

Winner will receive

  1. $100 cash award
  2. Full Scholarship Certificate – membership in MSLMYSO following season
  3. Trophy
  4. Featured solo spot in the Spring MSLMYSO Benefit Concert OR Season Finale’
  5. Press releases announcing their award
  6. ALL qualified musicians who receive an evaluation of Excellent or Superior will be invited to
    perform in the annual SHOWCASE OF MUSICAL EXCELLENCE Concert

How to Apply

  1. Download the Application Form
  2. Fill out the form and send it in to the address below, along with $25.

Musique Sur La Mer
6475 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 371
Long Beach, CA 90803