Scholarship prize money totaling $11,000 will be awarded to the winners of the first annual Student Concerto Competition sponsored by the Utah Wind Symphony and Legacy Music Alliance (LMA). The competition seeks to identify the state's best woodwind, brass and percussion students in three divisions – college, high school and junior high school – and give the top three finishers an opportunity to perform with the Utah Wind Symphony at the March 29 concert at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake.
Applications can be found at www.utahwindsymphony.org and must be postmarked, with a DVD video recording, no later than Jan. 3, 2012, with a non-refundable fee of $75. The fee is waived for LMA members.
Scott Hagen, Utah Wind Symphony music director, said in a release that the concerto competition "seeks to enrich music education in Utah. The scholarship money being offered in this competition is comparable to what would be found at a national level, so this is a very attractive opportunity for Utah musicians."