Concerto Competition

The MIT Symphony Orchestra holds an annual Concerto Competition and the winner is featured on a spring semester concert in Kresge Auditorium.


MIT Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition 2019

Adam Boyles, Music Director


Competition Information

Date: March 21st 2019

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Kresge Auditorium


The Concerto Competition Winner will perform at the MIT Symphony Orchestra concert at 8:00 pm on May 10, 2019 in Kresge Auditorium.



  • The competition is open only to MIT students. Soloists who have already performed with the MIT Symphony Orchestra are not eligible.
  • Preference will be given to one-movement works (i.e. Ravel’s Tzigane, Liszt’s Totentanz, etc.). However, single movements out of larger concerti, or complete concerti are acceptable and will be considered.
  • The work or selection to be performed in concert must be prepared in its entirety for the audition.
  • Accompanists are required, but not provided.
  • The decision by the Music Director is final.
  • The winner must be available for all rehearsals and performances required by the Music Director. Orchestra rehearsals are held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30pm-10:00pm.


Application Process:

  • Submit your concerto proposal to Music Director Adam Boyles ( for approval by Friday, January 18th.
  • Submit this application form no later than 5pm on Tuesday, February 19th.
  • You will receive a confirmation email shortly after submitting your application.
  • You will receive an audition time via email by Friday, March 1st


Questions? Contact Zachary Cadman (