Vernell Gregg Young Artists Competition
for students in Grades 6 through 12

All applications will be submitted through ACCEPTD, including application form, audio recording, and payment. Complete rules and regulations can be found at ACCEPTD



  • The competition is open to all students in Grades 6 through 12.

  • There is no geographic limitation.

  • Competitors may not be students of any of the judges.


  • Senior: Grades 9 - 12

  • Junior: Grades 6 - 8



  • Piano

  • Strings and Harp

  • Winds and Percussion

Bill and Grace Lawrence Scholarship
The Grand Prize Winner will receive the $1,000 Bill and Grace Lawrence Scholarship.

Performance with the Symphony
The Grand Prize Winner will perform with the Lewisville Lake Symphony on February 7, 2020.



  • Grand Prize: One winner will perform with the Lewisville Lake Symphony at the February 7, 2020 concert and will receive the $1,000 Bill and Grace Lawrence Scholarship.

  • The winners may be either a junior or senior entrant.

  • Place Winners: First, second, third and honorable mention winners may be named in both divisions.

  • The judges will designate a Grand Prize winner only if they deem the contestant worthy. If no entrant meets acceptable standards, no winner will be declared. The decision of the judges will be final.

How to apply

Preliminary Round:

  • Contestants must submit an audio recording along with the Application Form. Only one movement is required for the recording. However, the complete concerto is required for the final round.

  • Concertos on the submissions must be accompanied by a keyboard instrument (live orchestral performances are also acceptable).

  • Contestants will be notified of the results of the preliminary round by e-mail.

  • Deadline of the Preliminary Round submission is December 15, 2019 at 11:59pm CST.


Final Round:

  • A live audition before a panel of distinguished judges will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2020, between 1:00 - 5:30 PM.

  • Contestants will be assigned an audition time not to exceed 20 minutes.

  • Contestants may be asked by the judges to perform any portion of the concerto during the allotted time. The full concerto is expected to be prepared for the Final Round.

  • The winner will be announced immediately following the judges' deliberations on the day of the competition.

  • Constants must supply his/her own accompanist



  • Each contestant must perform from memory a complete concerto from the approved repertoire list.

  • Students who wish to perform a concerto not on the repertoire list must receive written approval in the form of an e-mail from the Lewisville Lake Symphony's Music Director prior to the application deadline. This is unlikely to be granted. A copy of the approval e-mail must accompany the application.

  • Three copies of the music must be provided for the judges at the Final Round. The full score, piano reduction, or solo part are all acceptable formats for the judges.


Trinity Presbyterian Church
5500 Morriss Road, Flower Mound TX 75028
(Just south of Marcus HS, on the other side of the road, across from the football field)
The doors will open at 12:30.

​​Entry Fee
​A non-refundable fee of $55 must be submitted online with your application.

Instruction and hints for submitting recordings

  • Recordings should be in one of the following formats: MP3, OGG, M4A, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, AIF

  • While contestants are not judged based on the quality of the audio, high quality sound makes a favorable impression.

For questions regarding the competition, please contact


Lewisville Lake Symphony Association, Inc. - 1278 F.M. 407 Suite 109, PMB B30, Lewisville, Texas 75077 - 972.874.9087

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