Applications are now being accepted for the Miroslav Pansky Memorial Concerto Competition, sponsored by the Civic Symphony of Green Bay. The competition is open to Northeast Wisconsin students through age 22. All applications must be received by September 30th, 2023. The competition will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Saturday, October 21st, 2023.
High school and college-age applicants will be judged in separate categories. The first-place winner in each age group will perform with the orchestra at the “Musician’s Journey: Beginner to Adult” concert on Friday, February 16th, 2024. The first-place and second-place winner in each group will also receive a cash award.
For the audition, each applicant will perform a selection from the standard repertoire that is available with published orchestral accompaniment. Vocal and instrumental soloists are encouraged to apply.
Visit gbcivic.org/pansky for the online application and other details, including competition rules and prize information. Questions can be sent to the Civic Symphony’s education committee at [email protected].
The biennial competition was established in 2008 as a tribute to Miroslav Pansky, who died in October 2007. He was founder and artistic director of the Pamiro Opera Company and conductor for 23 years of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra. In designating the event in Pansky’s memory, the board of directors for the Civic Symphony of Green Bay took particular notice of the inspiration and encouragement he provided to children and young people through his work with the youth orchestras he directed for many years.