Orchestra Omaha has the honor of holding a Young Artists Competition during the fall/winter of each season. The competition is open to students in the following categories form Nebraska, western Iowa and southeast South Dakota.
- String players ages 9-13 compete in the Junior Division
- String players ages 14-18 compete in the Senior Division
- Wind, brass, percussion, piano and harp players ages 13-18 compete in the Orchestral Division
The winner in each division is awarded a solo opportunity on an Orchestra Omaha concert, along with a cash prize.
2021 Young Artists Competition results for the Junior Strings Division
Junior Division Winner: Anna Suh, violin
Junior Division Honorable Mention: Taryn Geiger, violin
Junior Division Honorable Mention: Lola Voss, double bass
2021 Young Artists Competition Results for the Senior Strings Division
Senior Division Winner: Libby Meade, viola
Senior Division Honorable Mention: Jasmine Palikhya, violin
2021 Young Artists Competition results for the Orchestral Division
Orchestral Division Winner: Samarth Sanketh, flute
The application period for 2020-2021 is closed.
Information regarding past winners of this competition can be found here.