The Richard Giangiulio Youth Concerto Competition

The winner will receive a $500 prize and perform one or more movements of a concerto with the orchestra on Sunday, May 8, 2022. Concerto must be chosen from the Recommended Repertoire List or have his/her choice approved by the NPOI Conductor/Music Director prior to the audition. Auditions will be scheduled after school hours at the following venue:

  • Audition Date — Tuesday, February 1, 2022
  • Audition Location — MacArthur High School, Orchestra/Choir Rooms

For additional questions, please call the NPOI message center at 972-252-7558, extension 248 or Sue Wilson at 972-253-5713.

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and spread of the Omicron variant, audition and performance plans related to the competition are subject to change.


Contestants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Reside in Irving, TX
  • Attend an Irving school

Fees and Applications

  • Entry fee — $20
  • Application Deadline — Friday, January 28, 2022

To enter the competition, please complete and submit the application below. Your entry fee** must be mailed or delivered before the application deadline to:

  • Irving Arts Center
    3333 North MacArthur Blvd
    Irving, TX 75062

**The competition entry fee cannot be refunded in the case of withdrawal from the contest.

Irving Youth Concerto Competition Application