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The DSO Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition is intended to identify and encourage the highest level of young musical talent in the South Central United States. Violin, viola, cello, bass and piano students between the ages of 8 to 18 (inclusive) on April 17, 2021, are invited to apply. Applicants must be a current resident or student in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Submitted recordings will be screened by a committee of DSO musicians, staff and/or music faculty from area universities. Live final auditions will take place on April 17, 2021 in the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The first place winner will receive a $3,500 scholarship and the opportunity of performing with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The second place winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship. The third place winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship. All other finalists will receive a $250 scholarship.

Nathan Olson, Nan Zhang, Anastasia Markina, and Emanuel Ax

Please select your instrument under "Program." Click the green "Apply" button to begin your application and upload materials.

For further information, contact Sarah Hatler at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Education Department at or 214.871.4006.

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EXTENDED Deadline for Submissions: March 8, 2021 at 11:59pm Central

The Dallas Symphony is grateful to

Rita Sue and Alan Gold

Itske and Anthony Stern

for their Endowed Fund support of the DSO’s Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition.