Opportunity and Support

The Pittsburgh Concert Society provides a concert performance opportunity and financial support to talented classical musicians — an opportunity found in few American cities. The winning artists are chosen through auditions in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, arranged by Pittsburgh Concert Society, and judged by an independent adjudicator from another area of the country.


Winning artists are chosen by audition in one of two categories:
Major AuditionsYoung Artist Auditions

Individuals or small ensembles, such as string quartet, piano trio, or percussion ensemble may audition.

Application Dates for Major Auditions

Applications accepted from March 1 – March 31, 2024. Audition dates: April 12 and 13, 2024

Application Dates for Young Artist Auditions

Applications accepted from January 30 – February 28, 2024. Audition date: March 9, 2024

Applications Accepted In The Order Received

The Pittsburgh Concert Society reserves the right to limit the number of Young Artists applicants to the first 35 applications received and the Major Auditions applicants to the first 40 received. Additional applicants may be placed on a waitlist.

Pittsburgh Residency Requirement

All applicants must live within a 75-mile radius of Pittsburgh.

Age Restrictions for Major Auditions

Eighteen years and older

Age Restrcitions for Young Artists (Instrumental)

19 years or younger as of June 30 of the year of audition

Age Restrictions for Young Artists (Vocal)

22 years or younger as of June 30 of the year of audition.


The program prepared for the audition is expected to be the same program for the concert.


A non-refundable application fee must be included with your audition application.
The fee is $50 for Major Auditions, and $35 for Young Artist Auditions.

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