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 JSO*YAC Important Dates  



November 1 (5:00 PM) – Deadline for applications via Acceptd

(all applicants must use Acceptd for audio uploads and payment of competition fees)

 Update: Round 01 Submissions have closed. Thank you! 

November 21 – Notification of Round 1 results

December 6 (5:00 PM) – Registration deadline for Round 02 Finalists. REGISTER HERE


January 18 – Live competition at Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, Wheat Ridge, CO

Award winners (top three contestants) perform public winners' recital that evening.

 Dates Below are for the first-place winner only  

March 9, 2020 (Monday)
First evening orchestra rehearsal (optional)

March 12 (Thursday)
Evening orchestra rehearsal (required)

March 13 (Friday--7pm)
Solo recital of winner’s choice of music

March 14 (Saturday)
Dress rehearsal with orchestra

March 15 (Sunday--3pm)
Concert performance with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra

 The Experience 


“I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to come to Colorado and play for the judges, audience and my peers. It is sometimes very hard as a young musician to find rewarding venues to play for. Here, the music is obviously treasured by the listeners and participants alike. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. I could not have hoped for a better weekend.”

– Finalist 

“The finalists are all winners! It was a very exciting event to judge. It was revitalizing to be able to listen to such high quality performances, which reflect the musicians' dedication to their art. It made me want to go home and practice!”

– Judge

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