Orchestra Young Artist Competition

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On Sunday, May 7 at 3:00 p.m. The U.S. Army Orchestra will present a concert featuring Young Artist Competition Winner, Mairead Flory, cello, and other finalists and honorable mentions from this year’s Young Artist Competition. Ms. Flory will be featured on the finale to Shostakovich Cello Concerto alongside two American orchestral classics: Copland’s Appalachian Spring and George Gershwin’s American In Paris.

The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” is dedicated to providing opportunities for young musicians to be rewarded and featured in professional concert settings. A premier ensemble of this organization, The U.S. Army Orchestra strives to encourage and inspire young musicians to pursue musical excellence.

On March 20, high school students from the Metro DC area competed in the 12th Annual U.S. Army Orchestra Young Artist Competition. The competition was open to string, woodwind, brass, guitar, and percussion instrumentalists in grades 9-12.

2017 Results

Place Winners

1st Place: Mairead Flory, cello
2nd Place: Sarah Kim, violin
3rd Place: Hannah Lee, flute


Ryan Cho, violin
Olivia Johann, oboe
Doris Li, cello
An-Ya Olson, harp

Honorable Mentions

Yukino Takehara, violin
Noelle Naito, violin
Nathaniel Heyder, violin
Sabrina Shuster, violin
Michelle Li, violin
Steven Qu, violin
Eleanor Shen, violin
Jasper de Boor, violin
Sydney Ebersohl, violin
Maxence Mouries, violin
Andrea Clingenpeel, violin
Masato Chang, violin
Teddi Yoo, violin
Stefan Lazaroae, viola
Anna Shin, viola
Katherine Quion, viola
Gavriel Eagle, cello
Colin Hill, cello
Piper Suk, cello
Janey Song, cello
Sharon Park, cello
Leena Shin, cello
Grace Molinaro, cello
Gabrielle Li, cello
Stephanie Treat, oboe
Annie Zhao, flute
Danielle Kim, flute
Angelina Lim, flute
Naomi Farkas, clarinet
Micah L.Reinharz, trumpet
Grace Tifford, tuba