Community Engagement

Side-by-Side Concert and Concerto Competition

Side by Side


The New World Symphony is pleased to offer advanced young instrumentalists (grades 7-12) an opportunity to perform in its Side-by-Side Concert. If selected through audition, students will play alongside New World Symphony Fellows, under the direction of MTT, developing a musical working relationship as they prepare and perform orchestral works of the highest caliber. Through the same auditions, students can also earn an opportunity to perform as a soloist with the ensemble.

These auditions are open to advanced string, woodwind, brass, piano and percussion students, grades 7-12. All instrumentalists selected will be engaged for the Side-by-Side Concert performance on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

NWS Fellows will adjudicate the video pre-screening and live audition rounds. Fellows will also select and prepare audition excerpts, create video tutorials, lead sectionals and act as stand partners for the students.



Pre-Screen Video and Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:59 PM
Live Audition Notifications: February 18, 2020
Audition Day: March 1, 2020

Concert: April 25, 2020                         

No late applications will be considered.

Application and Pre-Screening Information



Carnival Corporation & PLC Knight Foundation The Kovner Foundation City of Miami Beach Miami-Dade County Yamaha Artist Services Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Baptist Health South Florida