Young Artists Competition

Young Artist Application
Young Artist Letter

CALLING ALL YOUNG MUSICIANS! 
Please consider participating in our Young Artists' Competition and a chance to play with the orchestra at our concert on Saturday, April 28, 2018!
Check out the linked files here for requirements and information about the competition and an application form.


Former Young Artists

The Willmar Area Symphonic Announces the Winners of the 2017 Young Artists Competition

Jared Campbell is 17 pianist, attends Paynesville High School, and is the son of Chad and Jackie Campbell

 I have taken piano lessons since kindergarten and learned from four wonderful piano teachers; Sharon Bergman, Kari Shumaker, Jeanine Barrett, and since 7th grade, the Dr. Paul Wirth.  Paynesville is a small school and community, yet they strongly support the arts.  I have performed in their annual talent show since 4th grade.  Piano camp is probably my favorite thing I do all year and I’ve attended seven; one at U of M MacPhail, two at Northwestern-Roseville, and four at the Young Artist World Piano Festival at Bethel.


The Willmar Area Symphonic Announces the Winners of the 2016 Young Artists Competition

Ashley Olson, Clarinet
Ashley will play Concertino in E Flat Major for Clarinet and Orchestra by C. M. Von Weber

I'm a senior at Willmar Senior High. I've been playing my clarinet since 5th grade, and I plan to continue playing as I attend Concordia College in Moorhead for music education. I've attended All-State Band and the CLC Jazz Festival on tenor sax, both for 2 years. Music has been a big part of my life, but I also enjoy dancing, swimming, and adventuring/being outside.

Abigail Goetzman, Piano
Abigail will play the First Movement of the Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 50 by Dmitiri Kabalevsky

Abigail is a sixteen year-old homeschool student from Spicer. For the past four years, she has been participated in the MMTA piano competition, performing multiple times in the State Recital at the Convention Center in Minneapolis. A former student of Gayle Marcus,

Abigail currently studies piano with David Severtson of Spicer. In addition to piano, she studies violin with Barb Swanson and has been part of the Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra. Abigail plays keyboard in the Youth for Christ Band, On Call. She enjoys teaching piano and currently has seven students from the NLS area.

Emilie Ziebarth and Maeve Winter, both of Willmar have been named Honorable Mention Winners of this competition and have  been invited to participate in a Chamber Music Recital to be held at Whitney Music on Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m


The Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Young Artists Competition.

Brock Geselius, tenor, is a 2015 graduate of Willmar High School who will begin studies at Columbia College of Chicago this fall.

Brock studied voice with Cheryl Schmidt,
and his parents are Jean and Todd Geselius of Willmar.

He performed selections from "Phantom of the Opera" with the orchestra at their May 2015 concert.