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    Nashville Symphony Encourages Students to Apply for Curb Concerto Competition

    Applications for Nashville Symphony‘s Curb Concerto Competition are now open. It’s open to aspiring Tennessee musicians ages 14 to 18. The deadline to apply is Jan. 25, 2019.

    The Curb Concerto happens at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on February 23 through Feb. 24, 2019. Part of the Symphony’s mission to promote, support and encourage young musicians statewide, the event showcases gifted high school-aged students from across Tennessee and distributes a total of $4,000 in scholarship money.

    The competition is open to classically trained, instrumental music students who have not yet completed high school. Students who play woodwind, brass, string, piano and percussion instruments are eligible.

    Applications for this competition are due Jan. 25, 2019 or until all audition spots have been filled. So don’t wait until the last minute to apply! This year, they’re capping the competition at 24 students. After 24 qualifying applications have been received, entry to the competition will be closed and no further submissions will be accepted. Interested students can visit the Nashville Symphony website for a full rundown of guidelines and eligibility requirements. To begin the application process, fill out the online registration form.

    The first round of competition takes place on Feb. 23 at the Schermerhorn, where students will perform for a panel of judges. Finalists will perform for a second panel the following day before the winners are announced.

    The grand prize winner will receive $2,500, two season ticket packages for the Nashville Symphony’s Aegis Sciences Classical Series. The grand prize winner will also be considered for a solo performance during the Symphony’s free Side-by-Side Concert next spring. First runner-up receives $1,000 and two partial Classical Series season ticket packages. Second runner-up receives $500 and a pair of tickets to a Nashville Symphony Classical Series concert.

    For more information, contact the Nashville Symphony Education Department at 615.687.6398 or

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