Concerto Competition

  Photo by Yazad Dhunjisha   Katie Sesi performs in "Once Upon a Pops" on April 7th, 2018.

Photo by Yazad Dhunjisha

Katie Sesi performs 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. Auditions take place in early December, and winners are invited to perform with the orchestra during the winter concert in April.

Please read to the following document for rules regarding the concerto competition. In addition to this we ask that you please complete the application, with the requested information.

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