Registration now open!


This competition, offered to our young conservatory students and open to all instruments, was created to foster and nurture their musical talents, motivate them in their musical studies, trigger their desire to participate more than compete and mainly encourage them to always achieve their best. It is an educational journey that also teaches them critical thinking, an engagement that helps them develop healthy attitudes about winning and losing at a young age as we aim to give them an enjoyment philosophy rather than a winning philosophy, an experience that put any fear into perspective for the development of a resilient and confident individual.

The competition is accepting all Miami-Dade  students students from ages 7–15 and is open to all instruments.
It takes place in two rounds (Preliminary and Final) and is divided in three levels:
Junior I for ages 7 – 9
Junior II for ages 10 – 12
Junior III for ages 13-15
The applicants have to perform any movement of a concerto from memory and are required to provide their own accompanist (a pianist) to play the orchestra parts.

January 31, 2019 | Application packet (with recording for non-MCofM students) must be postmarked by this date and payment of $25 made
February 2nd, 2019 | Preliminary Round for MCofM students only
March 2, 2019 | Final Round at Miami Conservatory of Music
March 4, 2019 | Winners Announcement
April 13, 2019 | All Competition Winners Recital and Awards at Miami Conservatory of Music Hall
May 19, 2019:  Performance of the 1st Place Winners at the Gusman Hall | University of Miami accompanied by the MCofM Chamber Orchestra

$250 (1st) plus a performance at Miami Conservatory of Music (with piano accompanist) and a performance at a concert venue with the MCofM Chamber Orchestra
$150 (2nd) plus a performance at Miami Conservatory of Music (with piano accompanist)
$100 (3rd) plus a performance at Miami Conservatory of Music (with piano accompanist)