Concerto Competition

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

Competition Information


  • 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.

2020 Concerto Competition dates and deadlines to be determined.

Questions? Contact Zachary Cadman (