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.


Dates
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

Prizes:
$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)