The deadline to apply to audition for the 2015 Junior Philharmonic Society concert series is Jan. 3.

Auditions are open to instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers through age 25. Auditions will be Saturday, Jan. 17, in Dixon Recital Hall on the Newcomb Campus of Tulane University. Audition information and applications can be found on the Junior Philharmonic website,

Students selected during the January auditions will perform at 2 p.m. on March 8 or May 3 in Dixon Hall. All recital participants are presented a Junior Philharmonic key as a memento of their performance. At the end of the season, the recitalists from both programs will be considered for one of four special cash awards, voted on by the board members of the society.

The mission of the Junior Philharmonic Society, which is celebrating its 66th year, is to provide gifted young artists an opportunity to perform in a professional setting. Since the recitals are free and open to the public, they provide a great way to introduce children to concertgoing and a lifetime of music and performing arts.