Young Artist Competition


2021 Competition Results:

Elementary Division:

Winner: Alice Zheng, violin

Honorable Mention: Andrew Lee, piano

Junior Division:

Winner: Lily Sullivan, violin

Honorable Mention: Max Salzinger, cello

Senior Division:

Winner: Cooper Olsen, violin

Honorable Mention: Abigail Ko, violin

Honorable Mention: Zhe (Elson) Koh, violin

Alice Zheng, violin

Elementary Division Winner

Lily Sullivan, violin

Junior Division Winner

Cooper Olsen, violin

Senior Division Winner

The Muncie Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition provides talented students in the Elementary Division (grades 3-5) – NEW for 2021, Junior Division (grades 6 – 8), and Senior Division (grades 9 – 12) with the chance to compete for prizes and a performance opportunity.

Students prepare for months in advance and applicants from all over the state of Indiana convene on the campus of Ball State University in the Spring to perform in front of a panel of expert judges.

2020 Winners

Steve Dingledine Senior Division Winner
Phillip Hammond, violin

Ladonna Dingledine Junior Division Winner
Cooper Olsen, violin


The 2020 Young Artist Competition was generously supported by:
Psi Iota Xi – Alpha Chapter
School of Music – Ball State University