Orchestra seeks high school students to compete in competition at SUNY Potsdam
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 5:32 pm

POTSDAM - The Orchestra of Northern New York seeks high school students to compete in its 13th annual James and Katherine Andrews Young Artist Competition for High School Instrumentalists.

The competition will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music. The application deadline is Feb.1.

“Established in 2007 to help fulfill ONNY's youth mission of engaging young people in the enjoyment and appreciation of music”, a press release from ONNY said. “The competition's mission is to inspire young musicians to reach their highest level of artistry.”

The competition offers a cash prize and the chance to perform with a professional symphony orchestra.

The first place winner takes home $500 and this year will perform the winning piece during the Harry Potter Spectacular concerts March 23 and 24 in Watertown and Potsdam. Second and third place prizes of $300 and $150 respectively are also awarded.

This year the $500 first place prize is donated anonymously by a friend and classmate of the late Rev. Peter J. Sullivan in his memory.

The event on Feb. 16 is open to the public.

For an application form, list of required repertoire and more information about the competition, visit onny.org or call 315-267-3251.