Solo Opportunities


Every year, Northern Nevada and Northern California residents, including Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (RPYO) members, may choose to participate in the RPYO annual concerto competition. The categories are junior piano, senior piano, junior strings, senior strings, and winds/brass/percussion. Division winners will be selected in each category, and up to two grand prize winners will be selected to perform with the YSO. The winner of each division receives a $250 cash prize; the runners-up are titles only and do not receive a cash prize.

** The 2021 RPYO Concerto Competition will take place November 29, 2021, and applications for the 2020 will open in October, 2021**

The entrance fee is $50, payable by calling the Phil office at 775-323-6393, extension 1008 or by mailing a check to 925 Riverside Drive, Suite #3, Reno, NV 89503. You may also email David Haskins, Youth Ensembles Manager, at

Concerto Competition Guidelines

Pre-Approved Concerti