Concerto Competition

The Dallas Asian Winds’ Young Artist Concerto Competition is a new competition in Texas for pre-collegiate woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians. Students compete for the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Dallas Asian Winds at their season finale concert.

Concerto Competition Prize/Performance

The winner of the Concerto Competition performs with the Dallas Asian Winds on Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 at Coppell High School Auditiorium, Coppell, TX.

First Prize

  • Performance opportunity with the Dallas Asian Winds on their season finale concert

  • $250 cash prize

  • Commemorative Plaque

Second Prize

  • $100 cash prize

  • Commemorative Plaque

Third Prize

  • $50 cash prize

  • Commemorative Plaque

Concerto Competition Guidelines


  • Applicants must be 18 years old or younger and must not have completed high school by June 30th, 2023.

  • Applicants must be a current resident of Texas.

  • Applicants must play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument for the audition.


  • Applicants must select a movement from a solo concerto or concert piece with concert band accompaniment from the standard published repertoire.

  • The Preliminary Round will be held by video audition. The Final Round will be a live audition. See below for more details.

  • All auditions must be accompanied by a piano reduction of the orchestral score.

  • Judges have complete discretion in naming or not naming winners.

Music Selection

  • The following link offers a list of suggested pieces from the musicians of the Dallas Asian Winds. Submission does not have to be one of the listed pieces.

  • The Artistic Director will determine if submitted pieces are viable for performance by the Dallas Asian Winds in the preliminary rounds.

  • The Dallas Asian Winds will cover the cost and acquisition of the full score and band parts for the selected winner.

Concerto Competition Application

(Updated) All materials are to be submitted by January 15th, 2023. Your application is complete when all three steps below are done.

Application Materials

  1. Application Form

    • Music score: Uploaded in Application Form with measures numbered in PDF format

  2. Preliminary Round video: Submit a link to unlisted YouTube video (guidelines below)

  3. Application Fee: $50 (non-refundable) Please type the applicant's name in the memo.

Preliminary Round Guidelines

(Updated) Applicants receive results by January 31st 2023.

Video Submission Guidelines

  • Submit a video of the same piece to be performed at the Final Round audition.

  • The performer must be accompanied by a piano reduction of the orchestral score. Performers provide their own accompanist. (Updated on 12/20/2022: Removing the piano portion of the video)

  • The Preliminary Round video shall not exceed 10 minutes. Cuts may be made to appropriate tutti sections. No cuts may be made to the solo part.

  • No video editing (apart from cutting tutti sections) is permitted. Any edited video will be disqualified.

  • The performer and accompanist should be visible at all times. The camera angle/location should not change.

  • Applicants should NOT introduce themselves or their piece.

  • Memorization is not required for the Preliminary Round.

YouTube Upload Guidelines

  • Upload the video to YouTube as an unlisted video.

  • Title the video as follows: Last Name, First Initial, "Title of Composition/Movement" - Composer Name

    • ex: Nguyen, M. "Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (or Band) Mvt. II" - Paul Creston

Preliminary Round Upload Link

  • Upload YouTube links here AFTER completing the Application Form.

Final Round Guidelines

The final round is a live audition on March 4th, 2023. The audition location is TBA.

  • Music must be performed by memory for the final round (including tutti sections).

  • Performers must perform with an accompanist. Applicants provide their own accompanist.

Please email with questions.