About the Youth Soloist Competition
The New Jersey Wind Symphony is committed to assisting in the musical education of young people and to that end providing students significant opportunities to hear, experience, and participate in live performances.
Since 2006, the Band has hosted a major wind competition for high school students in Morris, Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, Hudson, Essex, Union and Rockland counties. The competition opens in November each year, inviting students to send applications by January. The recording deadline is in February, finalists are notified, and live auditions take place in March. Scholarship prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, and the 1st place winner performs their audition piece with the Band in the May concert.
This highly acclaimed competition engages students, area band directors, private teachers, and the entire band membership to promote and celebrate wind education and quality performances
The 2018 – 2019 winner will be featured on the May 2019 concert, where all the winners will be recognized and presented with their scholarship award.
Donations to the scholarship award and assistance with the underwriting of this event are welcome and greatly appreciated. If you are interested in contributing, please contact the New Jersey Wind Symphony either by phone (201 403-9030) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.