First Annual

Elizabeth Loker Concerto Competition


We are pleased to announce our first annual Elizabeth Loker Concerto Competition. Since our founding in 1997, we have always been committed to education, and this competition is a continuation of our outreach into the musical community. This competition will provide emerging artists with the opportunity to perform and compete with their peers. The winner will perform with our Symphony during the March 5, 7 & 8 concerts (2019-2020 season).

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First Place Prize

$2000 & A Concerto performance with the MSO (March 5, 7 & 8)

Second Place Prize

$500 & A Concerto performance with the CYSO (date TBD)


The competition is open to anyone between ages 12-25.

Competition Deadline & Dates

November 25, 2019 - Registration Deadline (YouTube link, MP3 audio file, completed application, and application fee are all due by this date)

December 5, 2019 - Finalist will be chosen and invited to the final round of the competition

January 9, 2020 (snow date January 16) - Final Round in front of a live panel of judges and public audience.

March 5, 7 & 8, 2020 - First Place Winner to perform their concerto with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

Competition Location

Final Round will take place at the Avalon Theatre in Easton, MD



Important Info

Finalist will receive comments, both written and verbal from the judges based on their performance. A rehearsal pianist will be provided the day of the finals. A piano part must be provided via email or mailed once the contestant has been accepted to the live final round.

The competitors are expected to be ready to perform the concerto in its entirety. The jury reserves the right to only listen to selections of the composition.

1st Prize winner will also receive hotel accommodations during the 3 nights of performances with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.

The application fee is $75 and payable by check, money order, or online. This fee is non-refundable.

Our mailing address is:

Elizabeth Loker Concerto Competition

c/o Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra 

PO Box 3381

Easton, MD 21601

Application materials will not be accepted after November 25th, 2019.

Any questions, please contact Dane Krich by email:

Suggested concerto repertoire

(other concertos will be considered upon request)


  • Mozart

  • Beethoven

  • Haydn

  • Mendelssohn


  • Any Mozart Concerto

  • Mendelssohn

  • Bruch

  • Sibelius


  • Bottesini

  • Koussevitsky


  • Crusell

  • Mozart

  • Rossini

  • Weber

French Horn

  • Haydn

  • Mozart

  • Strauss

  • Weber


  • Telemann

  • Stamitz

  • Berlioz

  • Bruch


  • Vivaldi

  • Mozard

  • Mercadante

  • Reinecke


  • Debussy

  • Glazunov

  • Ibert

  • Milhaud


  • Telemann

  • Haydn

  • Hummel

  • Artunian


  • Williams


  • Dvorak

  • Elgar

  • Saint-Saens

  • Schumann


  • Albinoni

  • Bach

  • Marcello

  • Strauss


  • Hummel

  • Molter

  • Mozart

  • Weber


  • David

  • Haydn


  • Bach

  • Milhaud

  • Creston

Programs like these are made possible in part through our generous sponsors: