Please note there are 2 deadlines for the LYO Concerto Competition.

1.  Wednesday, September 15, 2021: Request for music approval due. Please submit the name, movement, and composer before this date.


  • Saturday, September 25, 2021: You will be notified of an approval by this date.

2. Monday, November 1, 2021. You must submit your application for the Concerto Competition by 11:59PM CST on Monday, November 1, 2021.


The Lubbock Youth Orchestras hosts an annual concerto competition each fall that is open to all Symphony Orchestra members in good standing with the organization. One or more winners will earn the opportunity to perform as a solo artist with the Symphony Orchestra on the annual Spring Concert. The winning student(s) will be featured on all advertisements and concert programs and may be interviewed by local media, as well. The winning student(s) will be given an official letter from LYO documenting their achievement for inclusion with their college applications. Information concerning application deadlines, contestant audition times & the contest date will be given to all Symphony Orchestra members and will be posted on the LYO website.