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 November 1, 2018.


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 9, 2019.

PIANO: Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453 –  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: Haydn Cello Concerto in C major – Hob. VIIb:1 – 1st movement

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