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Congratulations, Young Artists!

Congratulations to the 2016 winners of our National Young Artists Competition! The performances will be Friday, March 11, 2016, at 7:30 pm and Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 2:00 pm in Coeur d’Alene, ID. See the Young Artists page for details about the competition. Click here to order tickets online, or visit our ticketing page for more information.

Colleges Winds
First Place: Laura Pillman (University of North Texas)
Second Place: Robert Wakeley (University of Oregon)
Honorable Mention: Julian Bohorquez (Lamont School of Music at University of Denver)

Robert Wakeley will perform in March if Laura Pillman is not able to make it.

College Piano
First Place: Brenda Miller (University of Puget Sound)
Honorable Mention: Anneliese Autry (Washington State University)

College Strings
First Place: Sarah Hall (Private Study- Arlington, WA)
Honorable Mention: Joseph Rebman (University of Cincinnati)
Honorable Mention: Sarah Harmsworth (University of Montana)

High School Instrumental
First Place: Yesong Sophie Lee (Heatherwood Middle School- Mill Creek, WA)
First Place: Edison Tsai (Portland State University- Tigard, OR))
Second Place: Evan Johanson (Roosevelt High School- Seattle, WA)
Second Place: Kayla Yagi-Bacon (Northshore Junior High- Bothell, WA)

Second Place winners in this category are invited to perform with the Symphony for our summer concert in August.

College Vocals
First Place: Sarah Cooper (Westminster Choir College)
Honorable Mention: Emily Skeen (Portland State University)

Professional Vocals
First Place: Tasha Koontz (San Diego, CA)
Second Place: Christina Pezzarossi (Boulder, CO)
Honorable Mention: Ibidunni Ojikutu (Blaine, WA)

Christina Pezzarossi will perform in March if Tasha Koontz is not able to make it.


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