The 2018 Angela Schuster Svendsen Memorial Young Musician Competition will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018. 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 2018 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 2018 symphony concert.

Non-competitive division – Students who will be entering grades 7-9 in the fall of 2018 may participate for experience and adjudication only and are not eligible for prizes.


March 1, 2018 – Application deadline
March 6, 2018 – Notification of competition schedule and details

March 10, 2018 – Young Musician Competition


If you are a music student who takes private lessons or participates in a school music program, we encourage you 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!

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