Young Artist Competition

The 2020 Young Artist Competition will take place on April 25 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Rocky Mount. The competition is open to instrumentalists and vocalists (no piano). The rules are as follows:


  • The competition is open to students ages 10-18 years old.
  • The applicant will perform one movement of a concerto accompanied by a pianist. The concerto will not exceed 20 minutes. Vocalists may perform 2 selections.
  • Memorization is recommended but not required.
  • The contestant will be required to bring two numbered copies of the score for the judges.
  • The decision of the judges will be final.
  • All contestants will be notified by phone at the conclusion of the auditions.
  • The winner must agree to be available to rehearse and perform with the orchestra during the 2021-2022 season.


For the application, click here: application2020



Kevin Xu, 2019 winner, piano

Hyunmin Ra, 2018 Winner, clarinet






Noah Cox, 2017 winner, piano






2016 Winner, Yi Sak Kim, clarinet