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Windham Orchestra announces 32nd annual Concerto Competition

Applications must be received on or before April 9. No recorded auditions will be accepted. Auditions for the competition will be held Sunday, April 22, at the BMC, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro. For more information and an enrollment form, visit

BRATTLEBORO—The Brattleboro Music Center announces the Windham Orchestra’s 32nd annual Concerto Competition, open to serious instrumental and vocal music students in grades 9 through 12.

Eligible students must live in or attend schools in the Vermont counties of Windsor, Windham, or Bennington; New Hampshire counties of Cheshire, Sullivan or Grafton; or Massachusetts counties of Berkshire, Franklin, or Hampshire.

The winner will receive $200 and perform with the Windham Orchestra under the direction of conductor Hugh Keelan.

“This is an opportunity for students as competitors, and their musical circle — family, friends, teachers — to have a ‘milestone’ experience, and achieve a new level of exposure for their talent and growth,” Keelan said in a news release. “I encourage students to join us, and they can rest assured we are very supportive and friendly!”

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Originally published in The Commons issue #449 (Wednesday, March 7, 2018). This story appeared on page B3.

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