Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra

Burbank Philharmonic Hennings-Fischer Young Artist Competition 2022

This application closed on Monday April 25, 2022.

The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hennings-Fischer Foundation are pleased to accept applications for the upcoming 21st annual Young Artist Competition. The competition is open to all instrumental (except piano) and opera applicants age 30 and under (as of 4-30-22).

Preliminary rounds will take place on April 28 & 29 with Finals on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

The presence of an audience at the finals will depend on current COVID restrictions at the time of the event. Both the preliminary and final rounds will take place at the Semitone Institute of Music (1229 S. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 90017).

There will be a grand prize winner in the instrumental and opera category and both winners will appear in a regular subscription concert in the 2022-23 or 2023-24 season.  The winners will also receive an honorarium at the time of performance of $500. 

For instrumental applicants, a full concerto from the standard repertoire is required (memorization preferred) . For singers, please prepare three contrasting arias from the standard opera repertoire. You must bring your own accompanist to the preliminary and final rounds.  If you would like to change repertoire before the competition, you do not have to contact us. Please bring one copy of a piano or solo score to the preliminary and final rounds. Recent past winners and finalists of the Burbank Philharmonic Hennings-Fischer competition have included Sopranos Julie Adams and Angela Meade; Violinists Nigel Armstrong, Aubree Oliverson, Heidi & Alexis Hatch and cellist Keith Williams.

Please contact Michael Stanley at mstanley@burbankphilharmonic.com with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

Personal Information

The competition is open to opera singers and orchestral instrumentalists, excepting pianists.
Applicants must be age 30 or under as of April 30, 2022

Contact Information

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Complete title and, if singer, opera and act. Instrumentalists must submit at least 1 piece. Singers must submit 3. Minimum number of selections permitted: 1. Maximum number of selections permitted: 3
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Payment Details

Our application fees have recently been reduced to $25! Financial assistance and fee waivers are available (see below). The application fee may be paid by credit card or check. We highly encourage applicants to use the credit card option via the YAP Tracker application. If paying by check, please mail the application fee as soon as the application is submitted. Checks should be made out to the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra and sent to: Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, P.O. Box 6345, Burbank, CA 91510-9868. For assistance with checks, contact: Tim Starks, Treasurer, Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra (treasurer@burbankphilharmonic.com). To request financial assistance/fee waivers, contact: Michael Stanley (mstanley@burbankphilharmonic.com) prior to submitting your application.