NYC High School Concerto Competition

As part of our ongoing community outreach, The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps proudly hosts an annual NYC High School Concerto Competition. Designed to showcase high school musicians from New York City’s five boroughs, the Concerto Competition winner appears as a guest soloist with The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band at Symphony Space and receives a $1,000 scholarship!

Check back soon for all of the details about our 2017 competition!


Click here to hear our 2015 Concerto Competition winner, clarinetist Vladimir Gessen!


Who Is Eligible?

The Concerto Competition is open to all high school musicians (grades 9-12) who are residents of New York City or enrolled in a New York City public or private school during the current academic year.  Players of Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion instruments may apply.  Immediate family members of current Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps members are not eligible.