Anthony R. Stefan Competition


The Schenectady-Saratoga Symphony Orchestra sponsors the annual Anthony R. Stefan Scholarship Competition, with awards to be given to high school students who show excellence in the performance of an orchestral instrument. Information regarding the competition is as follows:

1. Auditions are open to students of orchestral instruments (excluding piano) in grades nine through twelve, who reside in the area served by the Schenectady-Saratoga Symphony Orchestra, or who support the orchestra by working with it or attending performances. Any previous first-place winner is ineligible.

2. Participants will present two contrasting selections or parts thereof, preferably by different composers. The total playing time of the two pieces shall not exceed 10 minutes. Students should either time their selections appropriately or indicate to the volunteer timer to stop them at 10 minutes.

3. There will be two monetary awards, which are to be used by the recipients for further study or the purchase of a musical instrument; $1,000 for first place and $500 for second place.

List of Previous Anthony R. Stefan Scholarship Competition Winners