The MSO holds annual competition for young musicians in the region. Two divisions – the Junior and the Senior- provide the Philip Shouopportunity to select two winners: a younger player (grades 6-8) and a more seasoned player (grades 9-12). Both division winners  receive cash prizes and will have a performance opportunity.  Please read more information on the 2013-2014 season Young Artist Competition in the application form below.

Date:  January 18th 2014
Time: 2:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Location: Sursa Hall, Ball State University Campus
Tickets: FREE for audience

Application Deadline: December 1, 2013

Click on the link to download the application YAC Application 2014

Audience is admitted free of charge on the day of competition. Seating is limited to balcony only. Concert etiquette is required.

YAC 2014 is supported in part by the grant from Tri Kappa and Psi Iota Xi Alpha Chapter.

YAC Winners (event date: 1/18/2014)

Nathan Meltzer MSO YAC 2014 winner

Junior Division

Nathan Meltzer, 13, violin – Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 35  1. Allegro moderato- Tchaikovksy

YiChang Cui

Senior Division

YiChang Cui, 16, piano – Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16, 1st movement – Grieg
Photos by Melody Withers Photography

Honorable mentions in Senior Division.

Lydia Rhea, 14, cello – Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, op. 33 – Tchaikovsky
Peter McFarland, 16, horn- Morceau De Concert for Horn and Piano, op. 94- Saint- Sains

Full press release about the event is available here.