The 2017 Angela Schuster Svendsen Memorial Young Musician Competition will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Entry forms are now available.

Please read the Official Rules and Regulations.

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 2017 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 2017 symphony concert.

Non-competitive division – Students who will be entering grades 7-9 in the fall of 2017 may participate for experience only and are not eligible for prizes.


March 11, 2017 – Application deadline
March 18, 2017 – Notification of competition schedule and details

March 25, 2017 – Young Musician Competition


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