2023 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition Application

Thank you for your interest in the Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition. All applicants must complete the following form by Friday, December 1, 2022 at 11:59pm CST. Late applications will not be accepted.

Each applicant must also submit the non-refundable application fee of $60, payable online using this form.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachael Cohen here or call 312-294-3400.

Background Information
Please enter the information of one parent/guardian.
Competition Information
Repertoire Information

Repertoire Information

See cso.org/yac for the approved repertoire list. Applicants who wish to audition with a piece not found on this list must seek permission from CSOA staff in advance of the preliminary round. Please contact Rachael Cohen to submit a request.

Scholarship Funds for Summer Music Camps and Festivals

The Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition awards select applicants with financial assistance to attend a music camp or festival in the summer of 2023. Students who participate in the preliminary round of the competition are eligible to apply for a scholarship to be used at a program for the audition instrument. This funding will be awarded to one or more promising students who the audition judges feel will benefit most from the experience. Secondarily, the issue of a deserving student’s financial need may be considered. If you would like to be considered for this award, please answer “Yes” to the following question. You will be prompted to answer additional questions.

Summer music camp scholarship application
If you aren't sure yet where exactly you hope to attend, please let us know which camps you are interested in.
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