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COMPETITION DATE: April 30, 2016 - UNK Fine Arts Building
The Kearney Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition seeks to cultivate and promote emerging musical talent from Nebraska and its surrounding states—Iowa, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Wyoming, and South Dakota. It will provide a regional opportunity for students’ achievements to be recognized with prizes and performance opportunities, including the possibility of a performance with KSO.
Congratulations to Maya Anjali Buchanan (violin – Rapid City, SD), winner of the first and grand prizes in the 2015 KSOYAC! She will perform Tchaikovsky’s "Violin Concerto: I. Allegro" with the Kearney Symphony under the baton of Deborah Freedman, director of KSO.
PRIZES - (total purse of $3,200)
In this fifth year of the competition, the competition will be open to pianists & string players (namely violin, viola, cello, and bass). More than one prize may be awarded to an applicant:
Grand Prize (one winner maximum) - Performance with the Kearney Symphony Orchestra during the 2016-17 season
String Prizes: First Prize - $800 Second Prize - $500 Third Prize - $300
Piano Prizes: First Prize - $800 Second Prize - $500 Third Prize - $300
Applicants to the competition must meet the following conditions:
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PACKET (PDF) - 2016 packet coming soon
Form compatible with Adobe© Acrobat (Apple© Preview not recommended)Contact competition chair Noah Turner Rogoff with any questions.