Mary G. Roebling Youth Concerto Competition Applications Now Open

Mary G. Roebling Youth Concerto Competition Applications Now Open

The Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey recently announced that applications for the 2024 Mary G. Roebling Youth Concerto Competition are now officially open. This opportunity is a wonderful chance for young musicians to get connect with fellow musicians, show off their incredible skills, and even compete for the chance to perform their concerto alongside the magnificent membership of the Capital Philharmonic. This competition is open to students ages 12 through 18 who live within a 75 mile radius of the Trenton area. The winner of this competition will be awarded a $500 prize, as well as the chance to perform with the CPNJ at their upcoming May 12th performance. There is also a $250 prize for the second place winner, who must also be prepared to perform in case the first place winner needs to withdrew for any reason.

If you are interested in getting started, additional details and the registration form can be accessed on the CPNJ website, linked here: Apply – CPNJ. Please note that if selected, both the first and second place winners will need to be available for required rehearsals in preparation for the upcoming performance. The deadline to apply is March 31st, 2024. Auditions will be held in person on Sunday, April 14th at the Bristol Chapel at Westminster Choir College, located at 101 Walnut Ln, Princeton, NJ 08540. At the auditions, if you are in need of accompaniment, the Capital Philharmonic is available to offer recommendations. Please contact the CPNJ team at or 609-200-0443 for additional assistance regarding an accompanying musician. 

Now a beloved annual tradition, the Mary G. Roebling Youth Concerto Competition first got its start in January 2023. In its first year, 17 talented music students auditioned to be a part of this inaugural event. In exchange for their time, all auditioning students received feedback from a panel of professionals, as well as a free ticket to the CPNJ’s spring performance. The 2023 winner, Angela Zhang, then had the opportunity to go on to perform Beethoven’s 3rd concerto with the Capital Philharmonic orchestra at the War Memorial Ballroom. Inspired by the resounding success of the first year, the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey has made the decision to offer this competition as an annual event. This event offers not just a wonderful networking opportunity for youth musicians, but a profound way to connect the generations through a shared love of music.

For more information on the competition, as well as upcoming performances and events hosted by the Capital Philharmonic, please visit the CPNJ website, linked here: CPNJ – Home. If you have any questions or would like any help navigating the registration and audition process, please contact the CPNJ at or 609-200-0443 for further assistance. It’ll be time to strike up the band before you know it, so don’t delay and be sure to submit your applications before it’s too late! 

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