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CCYO Concerto Competition 2024


Our Past Winners


First Place: Zachary McKay, cello

Second Place: Lillian Merrill, violin

Honorable Mention: Scarlett DeLeon, violin


First Place (tie): Haley Gruwell, flute; Joseph Bonney, viola

Second Place: James Olmsted, viola

Honorable Mention: Lillian Merrill, violin


First Place: Esther Bonney, violin

Second Place: Joseph Bonney, viola


First Place: Evangeline Gilmer, flute,

Second Place (tie): Luca Silverans, flute; Esther Bonney, violin

Competition Sign-Up Information

The CCYO Concerto Competition is sponsored by the Rotary Club of La Plata and was first held on 11 January 2020 at Christ Church in La Plata, Maryland.

The 2024 Concerto Competition will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Christ Church in

La Plata, Maryland at 3 PM.

The first-place winner will perform a solo with the CCYO at the January 2024 concert. The first-place winner receives $200, and the second-place winner receives $100, and both receive additional solo performance opportunities.


Applications are due May 20th. This competition is open only to current CCYO members, which includes all CCYO groups (Prelude Strings, Encore Strings, Encore Band, and the Orchestra). The public is encouraged and invited to attend this exciting event!

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The application form can be found here (PDF). It is due May 20th.


Competition Rules can be found here (PDF).


Judge bios can be found here (PDF).

If there is trouble accessing the documents above,

please contact CCYO.

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