The competition is open to
Instrumentalists (ages 10-20) &
Vocalists (ages 14-23)

The South Coast Symphony’s Young STARS of the Future is the premiere performance competition and concert in Orange County. The South Coast Symphony is a nonprofit organization dedicated to performing a wide variety of orchestra literature from the Classics to Broadway with eclectic programming designed to entice, enlighten, delight and educate, while attracting a whole new generation of patrons.

The goal of the Young STARS of the Future Competition and Concert is to foster new, young talent residing or studying in Orange County, California. Winners of the competition are selected by a Jury of distinguished musicians. The criteria are exceptional talent, virtuosity, artistic individuality, projection as a performer, and promise. The musicians compete against a standard of excellence, not each other. There is a limit of three First Prize winners, and the Jury has the right to select none if none qualify.

Auditions are open this year for


First Prize Winners will receive $1000 and a performance with the South Coast Symphony.

The Young STARS of the Future Concert will take place on
Friday Evening, January 14, 2023 at Coast Hills Auditorium in Aliso Viejo.


ROUND ONE: Recorded Auditions

Due Date: Postmarked by Friday, October 14, 2022

With your application you need to submit a link or links to your audition of the highest quality possible. Please include your list of repertoire, and in which order. Your submitted materials may be in any one of the following formats: YouTube video or DVD

ROUND TWO: Live Audition
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 9am to 1pm
Location: Trinity United Prebyterian Church in Santa Ana

Auditions are held during the day. Each applicant who is accepted for Round Two will be Auditions are held during the day. Each applicant who is accepted for Round Two will be contacted via e-mail to set-up an audition time. Auditions last 15 minutes. Artists must be prepared to perform all of the repertoire submitted. The Jury may request to hear entire selections or just specific sections of your repertoire. You must provide your own accompanist. There will be a warm-up room provided.