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2023-2024 High School Concerto Competition

Open to woodwind, brass, and percussion 10th-12th grade students in a Georgia high school band program.

Application and Rules available for download.

Friday, January 12, 2024 - Preliminary Audition
Video submitted via YouTube

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 6:30-9:30 PM - Finalists Live Audition

The Concerto Competition winner performs with the Atlanta Wind Symphony on Saturday, May 11, 2024,
at 3:00 pm in the Kennesaw State University Bailey Performance Center and receives a cash prize
which can be used to further advance musical learning, such as private lessons, summer music camps, instrument upgrade, etc.


2024 Concerto Competition Results

Winner

Grant Peng, Flute, Concerto No. 2, trans. Ervin Monroe - W. A. Mozart
12th grade, Northview High School, Kelly Dickerson, Band Director

Runners-Up

Eunice Kim, Flute, Concerto for Flute in D Major (mvt 1) - Carl Reinecke
11th grade, North Gwinnett High School, Greg Gibson, Band Director

Boss Lee, Alto Saxophone, Rhapsody - Andre Waignein
11th grade, Chattahoochee High School, Nick Garofalo, Band Director


2023 Concerto Competition Results

Winner

Nick Wandrick, Clarinet, Artie Shaw (arr. Ted Parson) - Concerto for Clarinet
12th grade, Cambridge High School, Daniel Scott, Director of Bands

Runners-Up

Anh Ho, Percussion, Emmanuel Séjourné (arr. Jordan Gudefin) - Concerto for Marimba and Wind Orchestra, mvt 3
10th grade, Collins Hill High School, Ryan Davenport, Band Director

Orwin Requeno, Alto Saxophone, Paul Creston - Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (or Band), mvt 3
12th grade, Campbell High School, Dr. Krista Mulcahy, Director of Bands


2019 Concerto Competition Results

Winner

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


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