2020 Young Instrumentalist Concerto Audition

Audition with Maestro Eric Jacobsen, GBS Conductor, for an opportunity to solo with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony during the 2020-2021 GBS Concert Season.

Preliminary Auditions: 

Submitted digitally by Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Preliminary auditions are limited to 25 applicants. Preliminary auditions are conducted digitally via youtube video links. Please see rules for details.  


Notified by Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The six finalists will be notified of their exact audition times.

Final Audition

Saturday, March 14, 2020. The six finalists will audition for Maestro Eric Jacobsen. Music performed for the Preliminary Audition must be performed for the Finalist Audition. Please see rules for details.

Open to all instrumentalists ages 11 - 18 who are residents of Connecticut. Application with digital file deadline:
Wednesday, February 12, 2020


2020 Emerging Composer Competition Pioneering New Works

The Greater Bridgeport Symphony announces a national competition for innovative composers of orchestral music. Because the GBS believes in the future of orchestral music, the winner will premiere his / her composition during a concert conducted by the Symphony’s dynamic maestro, Eric Jacobsen, during the 2020-2021 GBS season at the Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This competition embraces Maestro Jacobsen’s goal of premiering new works and his vision of bringing orchestral music to a new generation of classical music fans.


Open to all orchestral composers ages 18 to 30 who are residents of the U.S.A.


Application and Digital Submission Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020


Finalists will be notified by June 26, 2020


1st Prize: $1000

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