MOS Pat Clark Concerto Competition

The Mason Symphony invites students between the ages of 13 and 18 who live/take lessons in the mid-Michigan area to participate in our inaugural Pat Clark Concerto Competition. The winner of the competition will be invited to perform a movement from their chosen concerto with the Mason Symphony at their May 18, 2018 concert.

Students are asked to prepare a movement from a concerto OR a solo piece with orchestral accompaniment. Further details will be emailed after the submission of the online form.


To apply to the Pat Clark Concerto Competion, please complete the following online form.

There is a $30 application fee, payable at time of competition.


  • January 15, 2018: Application deadline
  • February 2, 2018: Applicants notified of status via email
  • February 16, 2018: Competition date, location TBD
  • March 1, 2018: Competition selection will be announced
  • April 17, 2018: First rehearsal with the orchestra
  • May 18, 2017: Concert Performance


  • Student must be between the ages of 13 and 18 who live/take lessons in mid michigan.
  • If you are enrolled in a college-level conservatory or department with music performance as your major, you are not eligible.
  • Competition winner must be able to attend the following rehearsals with Mason Symphony in 2018: April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, and May 16.


Student must perform 1 movement from a major concerto with orchestral accompaniment or other orchestral piece with a soloist. The music must be memorized. In an event the chosen music is not in public domain, it is responsibility of the applicant to provide orchestral accompaniment.


Each student must provide their own accompanist the day of the competition.

Day of Competition

The judges will listen to 10 minutes of music - it is acceptable for the student to make cuts to showcase the most stylistically important portions of the work. Student must provide judges with a clean copy of their music (cuts marked as needed).

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