The Bellevue Philharmonic has announced open applications for Eastside and Snohomish County youth to perform as featured soloists with the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO). The “Sixth Annual Young Artists Debut Concert” will take place on Friday, May 29, 2009 at the Theatre at Meydenbauer in downtown Bellevue, under the direction of BPO Music Director Fusao Kajima.
Music students on all instruments can apply for consideration. Requirements for applying: (1) must be a full-time student, any grade up through high school; (2) must reside or go to public or private school in East King County, Mercer Island or Snohomish County; (3) have a letter of recommendation from their music teacher. Previous winners may not apply again.
Music students must complete an application, available from the BPO office. Students must also submit a CD or audio cassette with themselves playing two short contrasting compositions, but not concertos; accompaniment is optional. Videotapes are not acceptable. Completed applications and recordings must be received by the BPO no later than Monday, December 1, 2008. Mailing address: 1805 136th Place N.E., Suite 206, Bellevue WA 98005.
To request an application, call 425-455-4171 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org