Young Artist Auditions 2022 Results
The North State Symphony is happy to announce the results of the 2022 Young Artist Auditions. The YAA honors young musicians in the North State, both instrumental and vocal. The competition has two divisions, High School and College/University.
The judges of the YAA were North State Symphony violinist Joel Quivey; vocal instructor Linda Snodgrass; and North State Symphony Music Director Scott Seaton.
The winner of the High School Division was James Johnston, violin, of Anderson. He played "Introduction of Rondo Capriccioso" by Saint-Saëns. James is a sophomore at Shasta View Academy. He wins a cash prize and the opportunity to perform with the North State Symphony in the 2022-23 concert season.
Second prize in the High School Division was won by Allie Braito, piano, of Cottonwood. Allie performed Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, Mvt. 1. She wins a cash prize.
The winner of the College/University Division was Sarah Harris, voice, a sophomore at Shasta College. She performed "Les Oiseauxdan la charmille" by Offenbach. She wins a cash prize and the opportunity to perform with the North State Symphony in the 2022-23 concert season.
Second prize in the College/University Division was won by Cassidy Winkelman, cello, from Shasta College. She performed Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor and wins a cash prize.
Congratulations to all our participants, and their instructors, for their excellent performances.
The Young Artists Auditions are a project of the Chico Guild ~ North State Symphony, which awards the High School Division prizes. The North State Symphony League of Redding provides the College/University Division Prizes.