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Since 1964, high school and college age students have been able to participate in the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra’s annual Youth Concerto Competition. Each year, the best student musicians in Kenosha County audition for their share of scholarship prizes, and an opportunity to perform with the Kenosha Symphony. KSO has a long affiliation with the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD). The KUSD Coordinator of Fine Arts, Scott Plank, supports the educational outreach events that the symphony programs each year including: the Youth Concerto Competition and Youth Concerts.

 

Youth Concerto Competition 2017 Award Winners

First place, $250.00 cash award.

​Kyle Pearl is 16 years old and a junior at Tremper High School. He is the 1st place winner in the 2017 KSO Youth Concerto Competition. He has been playing the cello for seven years. Kyle is presently a student of cellist Barb Cannon. Kyle also participates in the Midwest Young Artist music ensemble program. He will be performing the first movement of the Cello Concerto in e minor of Edward Elgar. Along with the opportunity to perform with the KSO, Kyle will be awarded a $250.00 scholarship from the Kenosha Symphony Association.


 

Second place, $150.00 cash award.

​Mike Krellwitz
is 18 years old and a senior at Tremper High School. Mike is the 2nd place winner in the 2017 KSO Youth Concerto Competition. He has been playing the tuba for eight years. Mike performed the first movement of the Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Mike will be awarded a $150.00 scholarship from the Kenosha Symphony Association.

 

 


 

Third place, $100.00 cash award.

Soprano Larissa Huissen is 18 years old and a senior at Indian Trail High School. She is the 3rd place winner in the 2017 KSO Youth Concerto Competition. She has been studying voice for ten years. Larissa is presently a student of Nancy Anne Davis. Larissa performed an aria, “The Black Swan”, by Gian Carlo Menotti, from the opera The Medium. Larissa will be awarded a $100.00 scholarship from the Kenosha Symphony Association.