The Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2017 Bushell Concerto Competition. The competition is open to musicians age 16 and over, who are Washington state residents.
Applicants must submit a completed application form, as well as a recording demonstrating their skill level. The Bushell Competition committee will review all applications and select the 25 candidates most qualified to compete in the 2017 competition. Entry fees are non-refundable; any CDs sent will not be returned.
Applications must be received online or postmarked on or before March 26, 2017. Finalists will be announced to all applicants by email on or before April 2, 2017.
Please review our Competition Rules before submitting your application.
Competition Date: Sunday, April 23, 201 7
Competition Location: Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA (Room TBA)
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
2017 Bushell Competition Chair Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra email@example.com 206.383.1147
The Bushell Concerto Competition is named in honor of the SPO’s first Music Director, Don Bushell, who started this annual event in 1946 to provide a performance opportunity for aspiring musicians. Every year since, this prestigious competition has provided professional development and an exclusive concert performance opportunity for outstanding area soloists.
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