Our Competitions

The Bach Society Orchestra hosts two annual competitions: the Concerto Competition and the Composition Competition. These competitions serve to promote the recognition of musical excellence in Harvard's student body. These competitions are open to all and only Harvard undergraduates. The Concerto Competition winner will play with the orchestra on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Paine Hall.

Concerto Competition

The Concerto Competition looks for distinction in solo performance across the Harvard musical community of undergraduates. The application period for the 2014-2015 Concerto Competition is now over. Check back next year for more details regarding the competition!

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Composition Competition

The Bach Society Orchestra's Composition Competition celebrates greatness in composition in the Harvard undergraduate body. Applications are currently being accepted! Please click the 'More details' button below for application instructions.

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Previous Winners




The Bach Society Orchestra hosts two annual competitions - the Concerto competition and the Composition competition - to promote the recognition of musical excellence at Harvard.

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It's time to audition for the 2015-2016 season of the Bach Society Orchestra. Please click the link below to find out more about the process and schedule an audition.

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Bach Society Orchestra
Music Building
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138