Young Artists Competition

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Timeslots start at 2:00 p.m.

Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church, Bremerton


~~Competition registration and payment due Friday, February 17, 2023~~


Winners Perform with the Symphony

Bremerton WestSound Symphony is looking for exceptional young musicians, one or more of whom may be selected as winners.


Winners will receive monetary prizes of $1,000 to the Senior winner, $500 to the Junior winner, and $100 to each for up to five runners-up.


Contestants auditioning with concerti or other repertoire with orchestra may be invited to perform in one of Bremerton WestSound Symphony’s Subscription Series concerts.


Jazz musicians are also invited to compete this season. Repertoire can be an improvisation on any popular or well-known Jazz standard or Bebop tune.

Competition Divisions

Junior Division  -  up to age 15 on March 18, 2023

Senior Division  -  up to age 18 on March 18, 2023, vocalists up to age 22 on March 18, 2023

Winners will be selected from both divisions

Competition Guidelines

The Young Artists Competition is open to instrumentalists aged 18 or under and vocalists aged 22 or under by March 18, 2023, who reside in Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, Mason, Grays Harbor Counties, or Gig Harbor. Contestants are responsible for bringing their own accompanist and works selected for performance must be available to Bremerton WestSound Symphony. If there are any questions about the suitability of a work being considered or any other music-related questions about the competition, please contact the Music Director at

Deadline for application is Friday, February 17, 2023. Late applications will NOT be accepted. Applications may be submitted on line or by US mail. Please note that your application and the application fee of $45 must be received by the BSA office by close of business, Friday, February 17, 2023.

The previous year’s winner is not eligible to win but may compete for the chance to perform in a Bremerton Symphony Concert.

Competition Fees

Application Fee - $45

Sibling application fee - $25

Additional music fee - $25 (if the additional piece requires more than the initial 10-minute time slot.)

Competition Process

Each applicant will have ten minutes to perform. The panel of judges is chaired by the Music Director of the Bremerton WestSound Symphony. The decision of the judges is final.