Concerto Movement Competition

The Palo Alto Philharmonic typically holds its Concerto Movement Competition in odd years. Please check back in late Summer 2018 for details on our 2019 CMC.


We have held highly successful CMC Family Concerts in 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2006, and 2003. Each competition was open to school-aged music students including both instrumentalists and vocalists.


The purpose of the competition is to recognize outstanding talent and provide an invaluable learning and performing experience for all applicants. Recent competitions have been underwritten by J. W. & H. M. Goodman.


The winners of our 2017 CMC competition appeared in concert accompanied by the Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra, at our Family Concert held at 3pm on Sunday afternoon, May 21, 2017, at the Cubberley Theatre in Palo Alto.