Stars of Tomorrow Competition

The Stars of Tomorrow Competition is open to any musician ages 10 to 22. Applicants of any instrument are encouraged to prepare a concert piece for solo and orchestra. Winner(s) will have the opportunity to perform one or more movements of their winning performance with the Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra. Applicants may register, upload their audition video, and pay online, or mail in a paper application and check.


  • All skilled instrumentalists or vocalists ages 10 to 22 are encouraged to audition.
  • Selections should be a movement of a concerto or other composition with orchestral accompaniment. Music must be memorized. Selections should be limited to 15 minutes.
  • The preliminary round of auditions is done by video. Make a video of yourself performing your selection. Submit the video in mp4 format by 5:00, Friday, October 1, 2023, following the instructions under “Competitions” at
  • Final auditions will be scheduled after the initial round of video assessment. Live auditions will be scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on October 14, 2023 at Belleville Philharmonic Hall, 116 N. Jackson St, Belleville, IL 62220. Contestants should bring a copy of the score for judges’ use.
  • For the live audition, the Philharmonic will provide a piano and core percussion instruments, but contestants must provide any other instruments required.
  • Contestants must provide their own accompanist; there are two pianos available for use.
  • The attached application form must be received by mail or through online registration on or before 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 1, 2023. Video submissions are also due at this time.
  • All applicants must submit a $50 application fee prior to the competition. Credit card payment is available via or a check payable to “Philharmonic Society of Belleville” can be mailed to 116 N. Jackson, Belleville, IL 62220.
  • Winners will be notified by phone on or before Saturday, October 28, 2023.
Video Submission deadline: October 1, 2023, 5:00 pm
Live audition date: October 14, 2023Belleville Philharmonic Hall, 116 N Jackson, Belleville
Performance date:March 9, 2024Union United Methodist Church, 721 E Main, Belleville

Paper Aplication