The annual Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Competition presents a program that includes music from various periods and genres. The competition is hosted by conductor of the Berkshire Symphony, Ronald Feldman.
The competition is open to Williams College students who have completed required instrumental or vocal studies, are enrolled in qualifying courses, and have been recommended by their instrumental or vocal teachers. Each may choose a movement from a concerto, a single-movement work, a concert or operatic aria, or song cycle for soloist and orchestra.
A distinguished panel of judges of professional musicians from outside the Williams community chooses the winners. This year’s judges are Amanda Boyd, Joel Pitchon, and John Perkel.
The competition winners will appear with the Berkshire Symphony in the final regular season concert in Chapin Hall.
Important Notice: We will once again be able to welcome the public to all of our events in the Bernhard Music Center! Members of the public will need to show proof of vaccination and wear masks. In addition, our events are restricted to 50% capacity. Williams students, faculty, and staff only need to show their IDs at the door.