Concerto Competition

  Photo by Yazad Dhunjisha   Elena Chambers performs in "Drop It Like It’s Pops" on April 2nd, 2017.

Photo by Yazad Dhunjisha

Elena Chambers performs in "Drop It Like It’s Pops" on April 2nd, 2017.

  Photo by Yazad Dhunjisha   Katie Sesi being congratulated after performing in “Once Upon a Pops” on April 7th, 2018

Photo by Yazad Dhunjisha

Katie Sesi being congratulated after performing in “Once Upon a Pops” on April 7th, 2018

Every year, the Michigan Pops Orchestra coordinates with local high schools to hold a concerto competition. In-Person auditions for the 2019 year take place on Saturday, November 17th and the winner will be invited to perform with the orchestra during the winter concert on Saturday, April 6th.

Please read to the following document for rules regarding the concerto competition. In addition to this, we ask that you please complete an application, with the requested information. The application is due November 4th, so mark your calendars!

Please contact Outreach Director, Jessica Wu (jlwu@umich.edu) with any questions regarding the competition. Thank you for your interest!

Previous Winners

Winter 2018 – Katie Sesi
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 Mvmt. 3 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Winter 2017 – Elena Chambers
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 Mvmt. 1 by Max Bruch

Winter 2016 – Forrest Flesher
Totentanz Paraphrase on Dies irae, S.126 by Franz Liszt

Winter 2015 – Chihiro Kakishima
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 Mvmt. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky