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Students invited to apply to Caprio music competition


The Riverside Symphonia, a professional orchestra celebrating its 30th year in the Delaware Valley, invites non-keyboard classical musicians who reside or study in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania to apply to the 2020 Caprio Young Artists Competition.

Eligible students should be no more than 22 years old by May 2. Applications and audio auditions are due March 1.

The competition provides a unique opportunity for exceptional young musicians to win cash prizes: the first prize is $2,000 and the opportunity to perform with the Riverside Symphonia and Maestro Marius Smolij in the next season. The second prize is $1,000 and the third prize is $500.

For information and to download the application, visit The final round will be judged live at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at South Hunterdon Regional High School, 301 Mt. Airy-Harbourton Road, Lambertville, N.J.

The Caprio Young Artists Competition honors the life and legacy of John-Michael Caprio, founding music director and conductor of the Riverside Symphonia. He was the director of music for the Archdiocese of New York and Choir Director at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. He encouraged and inspired people of all ages with his love of music.

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