The TSO Young Artists Competition takes place each fall, with more than 50 young instrumental musicians (ages 8 – 22) competing for cash prizes and an opportunity to perform with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. The competition is open to applicants living in Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Cochise counties, with the exception of the college division, which is open to applicants living anywhere in the state of Arizona.
Division I: college students who have NOT reached their 23rd birthday
Division II: high school students, grades 9 – 12
Division III: elementary & middle school students, 8th grade and younger
Eligible instruments: strings, woodwinds, brass, melodic percussion, harp, and piano.
Application deadline: Friday, August 24, 2018 (postmarked)
Divisions I and III: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Division II: Sunday, September 16, 2018
Finals (all divisions): Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the Tucson Symphony Center
For more information about the TSO Young Artists Competition, please contact the Director of Education, Alana Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 620-9167.
Tucson Symphony Orchestra & the Tucson Symphony Orchestra League are pleased to announce the winners of the 30th Annual Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists Competition.
Division I Winners
First Place: Melissa Radke, piano
Second Place: Jun Lee, cello
Third Place: Sanem Reinhardt, violin
Division II Winners
First Place: Claire Thai, harp
Second Place: Levi Powe, cello
Third Place: Aliyah Powe, violin
Division III Winners
First Place: Hannah Lui, piano
Second Place: Naomi Turner, cello
Third Place: Jacqueline Rodenbeck, violin
Judges’ Honorary Commendation
Ayla Moreno, piano (age 6)
Rachael Radtke, piano
Ramon Garavito, Jr., tuba
Congratulations to all who performed!