Because the ISO has received several calls from potential YAC applicants who were affected by Hurricane Florence, the deadline to apply for the 2018/2019 Young Artists Competition has been extended through September 30.


The Imperial Symphony Orchestra invites young artists (ages 16 – 21) to submit applications to audition for the Young Artists Competition. A select number of applicants will be invited to audition before a panel of judges on October 27 at Florida Southern College. The Competition winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship and will perform with the ISO during the March 12, 2019 ISO concert. The competition is funded by the Beth Mason Young Artists Endowment Fund within GiveWell Community Foundation.

For elegibility requirements and an application form, visit