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Concerto Competition

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FIU Annual Concerto Competition

Our annual concerto competition has been going strong since 1996.

The concerto competition is made up of two rounds; a preliminary followed by a final round. The preliminary round is typically judged internally by FIU School of Music faculty. The final round is judged by external adjudicators selected and invited by the competition coordinator.

The preliminary round will select a maximum of three (3) collegiate and three (3) high school finalists. During the final round, the three (3) winners in the FIU Collegiate Division and three (3) winner in the High School Division will be announced and placed in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place categories. Selection of winners will be based on the best performance without regard to instrument. Final round is open to the public.


Past Winners

Past Winners



Eligibility Requirements

The complete application must be submitted by October 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (EST)

Preliminary round candidates will be notified November 7, 2016.

Be available for final round, November 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Be available for scheduled rehearsals.

Be available for FIU Concerto Competition Concert on March 29, 2017.

Competition repertoire MUST be pre-approved by the FIU Symphony Orchestra Conductor Raffaele Livio Ponti.

Auditions must be accompanied.

Students must arrange for their own accompanist (a list may be provided to you at

Auditions must be in video format – faulty videos will be disqualified.

There is a 10-minute maximum time limit for the preliminary audition round. The jury will select the material to be heard, and the student will be informed prior to the preliminary date.

Long orchestral tuttis should be cut in the preliminary video submissions.

During the final round, chosen finalists must play the entire movement.

All contestants must be prepared to perform at least forty-five (45) minutes before the assigned time.

Concerto Competition First Place winners from previous years are not eligible to enter the competition.

Alternates from previous years remain eligible.


First place winners of both divisions have an opportunity perform with the FIU Symphony Orchestra!

The 1st place high school winner will be given a full scholarship to FIU!