2022 Chatelain Young Artist Competition

Announcing our 2022 Chatelain Young Artist Competition!

This year, we are giving KCCO supporters and listeners the opportunity to hear all of our talented entries by holding auditions as a public recital.  Performances will begin at 2:00 on Sunday, February 27th, at Atonement Lutheran Church. Results will be announced after all competitors have played and the judges have had a chance to deliberate.

How to enter:

  • Review the competition rules below.
  • Download the application form.
  • Mail the form and your $35 application fee to Kansas City Civic Orchestra, P.O. Box 224, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201.

Competition Rules and Guidelines

  1. Competition recital will be a public concert. All entries will perform in front of an audience and competition judges on Sunday, February 27, 2:00pm. Results announced after recital.
  2. The concerto competition is for ages 11-19.
  3. Perform from standard concerto/art piece of substantial length, between 8 – 22 minutes total.
  4. Applicants will perform their entire selected movement/work. Cuts can only be taken in the accompaniment.
  5. The competition is open to all instrumentalists except piano, saxophone, and percussion.
  6. First Prize: Performance with the Kansas City Civic Orchestra on May 15, 2022, at Helzberg Hall (Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts) and a cash award of $500.00.
  7. Second Prize: Recognition in our March and May concerts.
  8. Kansas City Civic Orchestra reserves the right to have both first and second place winners perform at the May performance.
  9. Winner(s) must be available for rehearsals on: Tuesday, May 3 & 10 (between 7:30pm–9:30pm) and Sunday, May 15 at Helzberg Hall (between Noon–2pm.) Specific times within these rehearsals will be assigned at a later date.
  10. All room/board/transportation is at the expense of the competition participant.
  11. The $35.00 application fee is non-refundable.
  12. Competition recital date/time/place is non-negotiable.
  13. Competition participants must supply their respective instrument at audition/performance.
  14. Competition participants must supply their own accompanist at audition.
  15. Judges may come from within or may be guests of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra.
  16. Winner selection will be announced and emailed at the end of the audition day.
  17. Judges’ decision is final.
  18. The Kansas City Civic Orchestra may decide not to award winners/prizes.

Failure to abide by these guidelines and rules may result in participant’s disqualification.

Current Season

KCCO’s 63rd Season

We are thrilled to be performing for you live once again! Our season continues in 2022.


“Vayner Conducts Schubert & Tchaikovsky”

Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 pm (pre-concert talk at 6:45)
Atonement Lutheran Church


“An Epic Finale”

Sunday, May 15 at 3:00 pm
Helzberg Hall