PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - The Paducah Symphony Orchestra and Murray State University Music Department announced they will be bringing back the Young Artist Concerto Competition in early 2012.
The competition will be divided into two divisions: one for pianists and one for all other orchestral instruments. One performer from each division will receive a $1,000 cash prize, an invitation to perform as guest soloist with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra during one 2012-2013 season concert and a music scholarship to Murray State University (if eligible).
The Young Artists Concerto Competition began in 1993 to showcase the best high school musicians from Kentucky and surrounding states and to give them an incentive to hone their special talents as a soloist with a symphony orchestra. The orchestra says only high school students in grades 9 through 12 and 14 years old by Jan. 1, 2012 are eligible.