Solo Opportunities


Every year, RPYO music students and pianists are invited to participate in the annual RPYO Concerto Competition. The competition is optional, but all RPYO students are encouraged to apply. The 2021 RPYO Concerto Competition will be held live all day on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Reno. Applications are due Sunday, November 14, 2021 and the schedule will be emailed following the application close date.

The categories are junior piano, senior piano, junior strings, senior strings, and winds/brass/percussion. Junior divisions are 8th grade and under, and senior divisions are 9th grade and up. 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. Detailed guidelines and pre-approved concerti are available at the links below.

To apply, fill out the application below, and arrange payment of the nonrefundable $50 entrance fee. This is payable by calling the Reno 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