Concerto Competition

The South Kansas Symphony 2020 Concerto Competition will take place on February 22, 2020. It is sponsored by the Vasey Family and is open to all instruments and voice.

Senior Division

Senior Division is open to all current Southwestern College students.

  • 1st Prize – Solo performance with the South Kansas Symphony + $300 award
  • 2nd Prize - $150 award

Junior Division

Junior Division is open to 12-18 year old musicians from Kansas and Oklahoma and past attendees of the Summer Music Festival.

Application Deadline: January 24, 2020. Entry fee is $25.00. The competition will be held at Southwestern College. The 2020 Concerto Competition Application form needs to be filled out and turned in by this deadline. 

2019 Concerto Competition Finalists:

1st Place – Elizabeth Kim, alto saxophone

         Maurice Tableaux de Provence, 1st-4th movements

2nd Place – Sharon Sun, violin

         deBeriot Fantaisie Ballet

3rd Place – Anna Burford, flute

         Sarasate Zigeunerweisen

2018 Concerto Competition Finalists:

Junior Division

1st Place – Sarah Smith, cello

         Dvorak Concerto in b minor, 3rd movement

2nd Place – Taylor Herrman, violin

         Lalo Symphonie Espagnole, 1st movement

3rd Place – Riley Ziegler, violin

         Haydn Concerto, 1st movement

Senior Division

1st Place – Jonathan Lee, trumpet

         Hummel Concerto, 1st movement

2nd Place – Sarrah Sultz, soprano

         Mozart Un moto di gioia

2017 Concerto Competition Finalists:

Junior Division

1st Place – Alex Qian, oboe

         Haydn Concerto in C, 1st movement

2nd Place – Briley Lewis, piano

         Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

3rd Place – TJ Ziegler, viola

         Bruch Kol Nidrei

Senior Division

1st Place – Aidan Wells Filbert, piano

         Schumann Concerto in a, 1st movement

2nd Place – Eva Farid & Ashton Humbert, violin

         Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Violins, 1st movement

2016 Concerto Competition Finalists:

Junior Division

1st Place – Thomas Mondry, piano

         Shostakovich Concerto No. 2, Op. 102, 1st movement

2nd Place – Aidan Wells Filbert, piano

         Mozart Concerto No. 23, K. 488, 1st movement

3rd Place – Caleb Renner, trombone

         Capuzzi Concerto for Double Bass, Andante and Rondo

Senior Division

1st Place – Leslie Wofford, flute

         Mozart Concerto No. 1, K. 313, 1st movement

2nd Place – Eva Farid, violin

         Vivaldi Summer from “The Four Seasons”, 1st movement

2015 Concerto Competition Finalists

Junior Division

1st Place - Allison Tung, piano

        Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2, 1st Movement

2nd Place - Garrett VanArsdale, clarinet

        Rossini Introduction, Theme, and Variations

3rd Place - Kaela Massey, violin

        Wieniawski Legende

Senior Division

1st Place - Deborah Martin, piano

        Hayden Concerto in D Major, 1st Movement

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