YOUNG MUSICIAN COMPETITION

Entry forms are now available for the 2015 Angela Schuster Svendsen Memorial Young Musician Competition!

If you are a music student who takes private lessons or participates in a school music program,   enter this competition for a chance to earn the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the WVSO and receive a significant college scholarship!

The 2015 Angela Schuster Svendsen Memorial Young Musician Competition will be held on       April 11,  2015.

Competition Schedule:                                                                                                                               March 28, 2015 - Application deadline                                                                                                          April 4, 2015 - Notification of competition schedule and details                                                                April 11, 2015 – Young Musician Competition                                                                                               April 18, 2015 - Public announcement of 1st and 2nd place winners at a Wenatchee Valley Symphony concert

To apply: click here to download the competition application. Then, fill it out and send the completed form to:

Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 3423, Wenatchee, WA 98807-3423

Kennadi has grown up on a farm in Quincy.  She is currently a student at Moses Lake Christian Academy and was homeschooled K-10. She first showed an interest in piano at the age of 4 when she taught herself to play familiar Christmas carols and hymns.  She began piano lessons shortly after with her Aunt Sherrie Cole.  She quickly advanced and began lessons with Preta Laughlin who she studied with for six years.  She is currently studying with Dr. Oksana Ezhokina. She has worked with Dr. Jody Graves, Dr. Bonnilynn Bricker-Smith, and Jon Kimura Parker.  Kennadi has represented WSMTA several years at the state teacher’s conference.  She has competed and been a winner at the Ellensburg Sonatina festival twice.  She has competed in Musicfest Northwest held in Spokane for 8 years and been a silver and gold medalist numerous times.  She has also participated in other competitions around the state.  She learned her first concerto at the age of 10 and competed in the Mid-Columbia Symphony Young Artist Competition.  She is honored to be given the opportunity to perform with the Wenatchee Valley Symphony.

Kennadi has grown up on a farm in Quincy.  She is currently a student at Moses Lake Christian Academy and was homeschooled K-10. She first showed an interest in piano at the age of 4 when she taught herself to play familiar Christmas carols and hymns.  She began piano lessons shortly after with her Aunt Sherrie Cole.  She quickly advanced and began lessons with Preta Laughlin who she studied with for six years.  She is currently studying with Dr. Oksana Ezhokina. She has worked with Dr. Jody Graves, Dr. Bonnilynn Bricker-Smith, and Jon Kimura Parker.  Kennadi has represented WSMTA several years at the state teacher’s conference.  She has competed and been a winner at the Ellensburg Sonatina festival twice.  She has competed in Musicfest Northwest held in Spokane for 8 years and been a silver and gold medalist numerous times.  She has also participated in other competitions around the state.  She learned her first concerto at the age of 10 and competed in the Mid-Columbia Symphony Young Artist Competition.  She is honored to be given the opportunity to perform with the Wenatchee Valley Symphony.

Malena Evig has had the pleasure of studying violin with Kerry Travers since age five. She lives in Chelan with her parents Dane Evig Johnson and Jeannie Evig Kapple and her ten year-old brother, Rowan, all of whom are passionate about making music. She is a sophomore at Chelan High School where she enjoys playing volleyball, basketball and track as well as involvement in Interact Club and Med Club. She also serves on the youth board of Give Naked, a nonprofit organization committed to helping meet the needs of the underserved in our community by encouraging small, individual, local donations to meet local needs. She also enjoys swimming, hiking, painting, reading and spending time with friends and family. 

Malena Evig has had the pleasure of studying violin with Kerry Travers since age five. She lives in Chelan with her parents Dane Evig Johnson and Jeannie Evig Kapple and her ten year-old brother, Rowan, all of whom are passionate about making music. She is a sophomore at Chelan High School where she enjoys playing volleyball, basketball and track as well as involvement in Interact Club and Med Club. She also serves on the youth board of Give Naked, a nonprofit organization committed to helping meet the needs of the underserved in our community by encouraging small, individual, local donations to meet local needs. She also enjoys swimming, hiking, painting, reading and spending time with friends and family.