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Livermore-Amador Symphony Association launches competition for young musicians

Winners will perform as soloists with the symphony Feb. 20

Applications for the Livermore-Amador Symphony Association's 43rd annual Competition for Young Musicians competition are now being accepted with a deadline of Sept. 27.

The winners will perform as soloists with the symphony Feb. 20, 2016.

The competition is open to instrumentalists and vocalists who reside or attend school in Pleasanton, Livermore, Sunol, Dublin or San Ramon. Students are eligible through grade 12; if they are not enrolled in high school, the maximum age is 17.

All instruments will be considered. Applications must include a recording for preliminary screening and an $8 application fee.

JoAnn Cox, coordinator of the competition, noted that the young musicians need advance notice to prepare their applications.

"Students need to select, learn and memorize their music selection," Cox said.

In addition to soloing with the symphony in February, each winner will receive $500.

The application and further information about choosing musical selections are at www.livermoreamadorsymphony.org. Those accepted to compete will perform in person Sunday afternoon, Oct. 18, before a panel of judges.

For more information, visit the website or call Cox at 447-1947.

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