Rising Star Competition

Each year, the Cascade Symphony Orchestra will select a young musician to perform as soloist with the orchestra at its annual February Children’s Concert.

For details about the audition and selection process please download an application form:


Deadline: All materials must be postmarked by TBA.


To audition, applicants must submit a CD of their performance – uncut, unedited, and unaccompanied – of the piece designated for their instrument.  The winner of the competition will perform the same piece with Cascade Symphony at the Children’s Concert on February 10, 2018.

PIANO:  Haydn – Piano Concerto No. 11 in D major, Hob. XVIII/11, 1stMovement

 VIOLIN: Mozart Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216  – 1st movement and cadenza

 VIOLA: JC Bach/Casadeseus, Concerto in C minor  – 1st movement

 CELLO: Boccherini , Concerto in B flat major, G. 482 (Grutzmacher) – 1stmovement

BASS: Dragonetti Concerto  – 1stmovement

FLUTE: Mozart –  Concerto No. 1 in G, K. 313  – 1st movement

OBOE: Mozart, Concerto in C, K. 314  – 1stmovement

CLARINET: Carl Maria von Weber, Concerto No.1, Op. 73  – 3rd movement

BASSOON: Mozart, Concerto in B flat major, K. 191  – 1st movement

FRENCH HORN: Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 3, K. 447  – 1st movement

TRUMPET: Haydn, Concerto in E flat  – 2ndand 3rd movements together

TROMBONE/ TUBA/ EUPHONIUM: David, Concertino – 1st movement

PERCUSSION: Kreisler, Tambourin Chinois

HARP: Handel, Concerto in B flat  – 1stmovement