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2022-2023 High School Concerto Competition

Open to woodwind, brass, and percussion students in a Georgia High School band program.

Application and Rules available for download.

Friday, January 13, 2023 - Preliminary Audition
Video submitted via YouTube

Tuesday, February 14, 2024 - 6:30-9:30 PM - Finalists Live Audition

The Concerto Competition winner performs with the Atlanta Wind Symphony on Saturday, May 13, 2023,
at 3:00 pm in the Kennesaw State University Bailey Performance Center
and receives a $3000 cash prize which can be used to further advance musical learning, such as private lessons, summer music camps, instrument upgrade, etc.. Two runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash prize.

First Annual Concerto Competition
May 2019 - Results

Winner

Ben Smith, Flute, Otar Gordeli- Concerto for Flute and Orch. Opus 8
11th grade, Loganville High School, Joshua Brandon, Band Director

Honorable Mention

Kristen Van, Oboe, Franz Joseph Haydn - Concerto for Oboe in C minor, mvt 1
11th grade, Milton High School, Chris Shumick, Band Director

Brad Pilcher, Clarinet, Carl Maria von Weber - Concerto No. 1 in F Minor, mvt 1
12th grade, North Cobb High School, Sheldon Frazier, Band Director

Finalists

Madeline Jaime, Flute, Vittorio Monti - Csardas, mvt 1
11th grade, Johns Creek High School, Alfred Estep, Band Director

Anna Hills, Trumpet, Franz Joseph Haydn - Trumpet Concerto in Eb, mvt 2
9th grade, North Paulding High School, Mike Bearden, Band Director

Grant Sheffield, Alto Saxophone, Frank Erickson-Concerto for Eb Alto Saxophone and Band, mvts, 1-3
9th grade, Ola High School, Todd Manson, Band Director

Ethan Shen, Baritone Saxophone, Warren Benson, Concertino for Alto Saxophone, mvts 1-2
11th grade, Milton High School, Chris Shumick, Band Director

Whether inspiring young students to learn music and take up instruments or offering guidance to those already involved, the Atlanta Wind Symphony and its chamber groups seek to both entertain and educate.

The AWS is proud to bring music to Georgia's youth. The discovery and enjoyment of music at a young age ensures an awareness and appreciation of the arts, in addition to fostering academic achievement. The AWS strives each year to introduce live music performances by our musicians to audiences of all ages.

Requests for performances may be submitted by email to



Atlanta Wind Symphony     P.O. Box 768672     Roswell, GA 30076