Annual Concerto Competition
Symphonic Orchestra members are eligible to win the privilege of performing one movement of a concerto at the Richardson Auditorium Annual Spring Concert. Concerto auditions are held in January.
Interested students apply to audition, noting the repertoire selected for the competition, by an announced deadline. The Music Director approves the choice of concerto prior to the application. The entire composition must be memorized. There is no charge for a concerto audition; however, students must provide a piano accompanist.
Concerto Competition Winner
Dallas Noble is 12 years old and has been playing the violin since the age of three, when she started Suzuki violin lessons with Toyoko Kitade. She is currently a scholarship recipient at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, where she studies with Lee Snyder. Dallas joined the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra in 2009, starting in the Middle School String Ensemble. She also attends the Young Artist Program at Westminster Conservatory, where she plays in a piano trio. In May, 2012, her trio performed in the Golden Key Music Festival’s gold medal concert at Carnegie Hall. She has performed in masterclasses given by Ida Levin, Ensemble ACJW and the Nash Ensemble. For the past three summers Dallas has attended the junior session at Kinhaven Music School in Vermont.
When she is not busy with schoolwork or violin, Dallas enjoys reading—and writing—novels, drawing, fencing, diving, Latin and playing with her brother and her dog.