Concerto Competition

Every year, the Michigan Pops Orchestra coordinates with local high schools to hold a concerto competition. Auditions take place in early December, and winners are invited to perform with the orchestra during the winter concert in April.

Please read to the following document for rules regarding the concerto competition. In addition to this we ask that you please complete the application, with the requested information.

Please contact Co-Outreach Directors, Matt Eby ( and Johnny Fan ( with any questions regarding the competition. Thank you for your interest!


Previous Winners

Winter 2017 – Elena Chambers
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 Mvmt. 1 by Max Bruch

Winter 2016 – Forrest Flesher
Totentanz Paraphrase on Dies irae, S.126 by Franz Liszt

Winter 2015 – Chihiro Kakishima
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 Mvmt. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky