Auditions and Young Artist Competition

Orchestra Auditions

Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra hosts auditions every year during mid-September. The application period is currently closed for the 2016-2017 season.

However, if you are interested in auditioning for a substitute position or wish to see the audition repertoire list for a certain position, please email for more information.


Young Artist Competition

Audition Date: Monday, September 25, 2017 – 4pm-6pm

Applications Due: Friday, September 8, 2017

Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra invites young musicians to enter LSO’s 2017-18 Young Artist Competition. Funded in part by the J. Edmunds & Thelma D. Miller Fund at the Lincoln Community Foundation, the competition allows an accomplished young musician to perform with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra as a featured soloist.

To be eligible, musicians must be 20 years old or younger on the day of the audition, must play an instrument, participate in an audition and submit the following, postmarked no later than Friday, September 8, 2017:

  • An application
  • A sealed letter of recommendation from current or most recent instructor
  • $25 non-refundable application fee
  • Copy of piano score for LSO-provided accompanist and judges

Musicians must perform one movement of a concerto of their choice with a ten-minute maximum in length. A piano accompanist will be provided for all auditioning musicians. Auditions will be held on Monday, September 25 from 4pm-6pm.

The winner will have the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the orchestra at LSO’s holiday Deck the Halls concerts at the Lied Center. The winner also receives the title of LSO Young Artist Winner for the 2017-18 season, a private rehearsal and coaching with LSO Resident Conductor, Dr. Tyler White, a $500 cash prize, and media exposure.

If you have any questions, please email for more information. Send all completed forms and attachments no later than Friday, September 8, 2017 to:

Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra
Attn: Young Artist Competition
233 South 13th Street, Suite 1702
Lincoln, NE 68508