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RIVERSIDE SYMPHONIA INVITES YOUNG MUSICIANS TO APPLY FOR 2020 CAPRIO COMPETITION Prizes for classical music students in NY, NJ and PA

The Riverside Symphonia, a professional orchestra celebrating its 30th year in the Delaware Valley, is pleased to invite non-keyboard classical musicians who reside or study in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania to apply to the 2020 Caprio Young Artists Competition. Eligible students should be no more than 22 years of age by May 2, 2020. Applications and “blind” audio auditions are due March 1, 2020.

The final round will be judged live on Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:00pm at South Hunterdon Regional High School, 301 Mt Airy-Harbourton Road, Lambertville, NJ. This competition provides a unique opportunity for exceptional young musicians to win cash prizes: the First Prize is $2000 and the opportunity to perform with the Riverside Symphonia and Maestro Marius Smolij in the next season. The Second Prize is $1000 and the Third Prize is $500. For more information and to download the application, please visit riversidesymphonia.org/caprio-competition.

The Caprio Young Artists Competition honors the life and legacy of John-Michael Caprio, Founding Music Director and Conductor of the Riverside Symphonia. He was the director of music for the Archdiocese of New York and Choir Director at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, NY. John-Michael encouraged and inspired people of all ages with his love of music.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Arts & Letters Foundation, NY, NY; and Barbara and Jay Belding, New Hope, PA.