Young Musicians

Master Classes

  Natasha Paremski, piano Yoo Jin Jang, violin
  Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020,
Ohio Theatre
 March 2020
due Dec. 20
available in January.

The Columbus Symphony’s Master Classes offer exceptional artists the opportunity to share their insight and inspiration with the community’s most talented young musicians. Past master classes have been conducted by CSO concertmaster, Joanna Frankel, CSO soloists Natasha Paremski & Shai Wosner (piano), Bella Hristova (violin), Joshua Roman & Mark Kosower (cello) & Rachel Barton Pine (violin). 

The public is invited to attend Master Classes at no cost. Performers are selected through recorded submissions. For more details about these programs, please call (614) 221-4916.

2020 Young Musicians Competition 

Capital University Conservatory of Music
February 1 & 2, 2020

NEW FOR 2020! 

$1,000 LOIS H. ALLEN AWARD & performance with the Columbus Symphony

The winner of the concerto competition for grades 8-12 will receive the Lois H. Allen Award in the amount of $1,000 and be invited to perform with the Columbus Symphony on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:30am at the Ohio Theatre. Participation requirements must be met for concerto competition registration.

The Young Musicians Competition provides an opportunity for central Ohio students in grades 3-12 to perform for professional feedback from Columbus Symphony Orchestra musicians and collegiate faculty.

NOTE: PERFORMANCE TIMES ARE LIMITED AND SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. In the event that performance times are filled in your division: applications received before the postmarked deadline, yet after all performance times are filled, will be placed on the appropriate division waitlist.





For more information on the Young Musicians Competition, please call 614-221-4916 or email Jeani Stahler


Columbus Symphony Recommends...

Do you play an instrument and wish to come to a Columbus Symphony concert where you could hear that instrument playing in a classical selection or highlighted during the concert? CLICK HERE to see our 2019-2020 poster listing instrument-specific recommendations for concerts not to be missed. Would you like a poster sent to your school or place of business? Contact the education department at

Young Musicians Showcase

If you’ve ever come early to a Columbus Symphony Classical Series concert, you’ve probably seen some of our talented young musicians at work! Young musicians from the central Ohio area are given the opportunity to gain valuable experience by performing in the Galbreath Pavilion before every Classical Series concert. Performers include those who place at a high level in the CSO Young Musicians Competition, students of CSO musicians, & select CSYO musicians. The Young Musician’s Showcase begins approximately one hour prior to start of the concert. All participants receive two complimentary tickets to that evening’s Columbus Symphony concert.’

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For the Community

Community Concerts

Is your music booster group looking for a great fundraiser?

Community Concerts are a great way to bring a professional Columbus Symphony performance to your neighborhood while raising funds for your organization. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is available for concerts, private events and educational dates designed to accommodate your organizational preferences.

Options include full orchestra or smaller ensembles, varying repertoire, and guest artist opportunities.

For additional information, please call (614) 221-4916.