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Second Annual 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, February 21, 2020 - Preliminary Audition
Video submitted via YouTube

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - Finalists Live Audition
Perform for three judges

Winner performs with the Atlanta Wind Symphony on Saturday, May 16, 2020,
at 3:00 pm in the Kennesaw State University Bailey Performance Center
and receives a $500 music scholarship.

First Annual Concerto Competition
May 2019 - Results


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


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