Concerto Competition

DUSS Concerto Competition

The DUSS Concerto Competition is open to all students in Concert String Orchestra and the Youth Symphony to enter.  The Competition Audition is open to the public and parents, teachers, and students are welcome to come and observe in the "stadium seating" of Nelson Music Room.  In order to help aid the participant’s concentration, please no photography, video recording, or young children who may not be able to sit quietly.

The 2018 Duke University String School Concerto Competition will take place on November 3rd in the Nelson Music Room on Duke's East Campus.

All applications must be submitted by Saturday, October 6th.

Please note:

  • Pieces will be reviewed at the time of registration to ensure they are appropriate for our orchestras
  • Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted
  • Judges may choose up to two winners for each ensemble, but reserve the right to not choose a winner
  • Former Concerto Competition winners may re-enter after two rounds (i.e. 2015 winners can re-enter for the 2018 competition)
  • A $35 fee for participation is due on or before November 3rd.