University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Orchestra Young Artist Competition


The UWM Young Artist Competition is an annual state-wide competition for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in the following: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.

The winner of the competition will appear as a soloist with the UWM Symphony Orchestra during their subscription concert and will receive a $500 music tuition scholarship to attend UWM as a music major

Please click below to download the 2012 competition application form:

Competition Application Form

Application Deadline: November 6, 2012

Past Young Artist Competition Winners

Wentong Zhang, Violin , 2012
Elliot Yang, Cello and Laurin Friedland, Marimba, 2011
Emily Melendes, Harp, 2010
Wyatt Underhill, Violi, 2009
Samuel Pierce-Ruhland, Cello, 2008
Taylor Skiff, Cello, 2007
Patrick Wade, Violin, 2006
Neil Gopal, Violin, 2005
Jordan Allen, Cello, 2004
Hanna Hurwitz, Violin, 2003
Kelsey Erdahl, Harp, 2002
Anna Grace Van Gelderen, Violin, 2001
Anneliese Kowert, Violin, 2000
Rebekah Wolkstein, Violin, 1999
Kathy Jang, Violin, 1998
Lindsay Richter, Clarinet, 1997
Meghan McGowan, Violin, 1996
Aaron Master, Saxophone, 1995
Erica Smith, Violin, 1994
Eliza Hammer, Violin, 1993
Erin Aldridge, Violin, 1992
Jeanelle Meyer, Violin, 1991