If you are a music student who takes private lessons or participates in a school music program, we encourage you to enter the Wenatchee Valley Symphony’s Young Musician Competition for a chance to earn the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the WVSO and receive a significant college scholarship!

The 2019 Angela Schuster Svendsen Memorial Young Musician Competition will be held on March 23, 2019. 

ELIGIBILITY - The Competition is open to North Central Washington musicians residing in Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan Counties. Previous first place winners are ineligible.

Competitive division – Students who will be entering grades 10-12 in the fall of 2019 may compete for the $1,000 first place and $500 second place prizes. In addition to prize money, the first place winner will be invited to perform their concerto with the symphony in a fall 2019 symphony concert.

Non-competitive division – Students who will be entering grades 7-9 in the fall of 2019 may participate for experience and adjudication only and are not eligible for prizes.

2019 Competition Calendar

  • March 15, 2019 - Application deadline

  • March 20, 2019 - Notification of competition schedule and details

  • March 23, 2019 - Young Musician Competition


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