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Important Dates for 2018 Competition

Application and Recording Deadline: Sunday, February 4, 2018

Final Round: Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at Brucker Hall

Concert: Friday, May 11, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

2018 Finalists

Congratulations to our 2018 finalists! Each musician will be featured in the final round competition on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at Brucker Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (Fort Myer) in Arlington, Virginia. The final round competition will be streamed live on our YouTube Channel.

  • Ryan Cho, Violin
  • Noelle Naito, Violin
  • Elise Haukenes, Violin
  • Julia Angelov, Violin
  • Doris Li, Cello
  • Robert Kirchenbauer, Cello
  • Braden Vaughn, Percussion
  • Andrew Stump, Horn
  • Dane Frandsen, Flute

Eligibility

The Young Artist Competition is open to Washington, DC-area high school string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists in grades 9-12. (DC-area to include the District of Columbia, Prince Georges Co., Montgomery Co., Howard Co., Anne Arundel Co., Fairfax Co., Fairfax City, City of Falls Church, Prince William Co., Loudoun Co., Arlington Co., Alexandria City, and Baltimore Co.) Applications may be accepted from students who do not live in these jurisdictions, but have a connection to them through either a musical organization or a private teacher.

Final Round:

A live audition with piano accompaniment (provided by applicant) will be held for selected applicants on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at Brucker Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (Fort Myer) in Arlington, Virginia. Competition participants must be available to compete in the finals and rehearse and perform with The U.S. Army Orchestra on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

All finalists and honorable mentions will be invited to perform Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story side-by-side with the orchestra on May 11.