The Richard Giangiulio Youth Concerto Competition

The NPOI and Irving Independent School District announce their 2024 Annual Richard Giangulio Concerto Competition. The winner will receive the opportunity to play as a soloist with the NPOI and a $500 scholarship. A 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.

Audition Information:

  • Audition Date — Tuesday, March 26, 2024
  • Audition Location — MacArthur High School

For winner:

  • Rehearsal Date: Tuesday, April 30 (potential) — 7:30 p.m.
  • Rehearsal Date: Tuesday, May 7 — 7:00 p.m.
  • Rehearsal Date: Saturday, May 11 — 1:30 p.m.
  • Performance Date: Sunday, May 12, 2024 — 3:30 p.m.

For additional questions, please call the NPOI Music Director at (817) 729-5956.


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, March 1, 2024

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

  • New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving
    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