Young Artists Competition

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 from 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

The application period for 2022-2023 is open!

Pay your application fee online.

Concerto Competition Application Packet 2022-23

Information regarding past winners of this competition can be found here.

2022 Young Artists Competition results for the Junior Strings Division

Junior Division Winner: Taryn Geiger, violin

Junior Division Honorable Mention: Asher Abuhl, viola

Junior Division Honorable Mention: Christopher Lee, violin

2022 Young Artists Competition Results for the Senior Strings Division

Senior Division Winner: Seha Ok, violin

Senior Division Honorable Mention: Olive-Katrine Lowe, cello

Senior Division Honorable Mention: Jasmine Palikhya, viola

Senior Division Honorable Mention: Rachel Wu, viola

2022 Young Artists Competition results for the Orchestral Division

Orchestral Division Winner: Dmitrii Shaposhnikov, piano