Young Artist Competition



Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra invites young musicians to enter LSO’s 2020-21 Young Artist Competition for the opportunity to appear as a featured performer on an LSO concert stream. To maintain the safest environment for applicants and judges, this year’s competition will be held in a virtual format. Applicants may record a 10-minute solo work or movement of a concerto with an accompanist of their choice and submit an unedited video to LSO for consideration. Video recordings will be judged by a panel of LSO musicians, including Music Director Edward Polochick and concertmaster Anton Miller.

The winning video submission will be streamed online directly before LSO’s April 23 streamed Classical concert and featured on LSO’s social media channels. The winner also receives the title of LSO Young Artist Winner, a private virtual coaching with LSO Music Director Edward Polochick, a $500 cash prize, written feedback from LSO judges, and media exposure.

To be eligible, musicians must be 20 years old or younger on the application’s due date, must play an instrument, must submit an unedited video performance of no more than 10 minutes, and must submit an application with a letter of recommendation. The winning video submission will be streamed to LSO audiences; please consider appropriate wardrobe for your recording.

2020-21 Young Artist Competition Application
2020-21 Competition Announcement

You may send applications and questions to

The LSO Young Artist Competition is funded in part by the J. Edmunds & Thelma D. Miller Fund at the Lincoln Community Foundation.