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Scruffy City Orchestra announces 2019 Concerto Competition auditions

Scruffy City Orchestra, Knoxville’s only community orchestra, is extending an invitation to musicians for its 2nd annual Concerto Competition.

Last year's winners included then 10-year-old Joshua Kováč of Jonesborough on the cello, Maryville High School junior Nick Caux on the double bass and UT music student Natalie Gregg on the flute. This year, two winners will be chosen, one from grades 1-12 and one adult up to age 25.

Any school-age child or adult from grade 1 up to the age of 25 from East Tennessee may enter in this juried competition. Both solo vocalists and instrumentalists are encouraged to participate. Competition will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 2 & 3, 2019 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Maryville High School, 825 Lawrence Ave., Maryville, TN 37803. Winners will perform their pieces with the Scruffy City Orchestra in concert on May 3 and 10, 2019, including a concert at the new Sacred Heart Cathedral on Northshore Drive in Knoxville. For more information and for registration and payment, visit The registration deadline is midnight on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Applications will be accepted online ONLY.

Led by conductor Ace Edewards, Scruffy City Orchestra is Knoxville’s “other orchestra”, a community orchestra composed of volunteer musicians from around the area. Founded in 2015, the Orchestra meets for two sessions each year and performs concerts at the end of each session as well as other specialty concerts and musical competitions throughout the year. SCO is honored to be a part of the Cathedral Concert Series of the Diocese of Knoxville at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Published January 31, 2019

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