Young Artist Competition

The Young Artist Competition gives musicians between the ages of 8 and 18 a chance to shine on the radio in a musical contest critiqued by local professionals. The next competition will be Saturday, April 11th, 2020, with signups available in early February.

2019 Results

High School Champion: Emily Steinbach, Piano

Middle School Champion: Richard Lian, Piano

Elementary School Champion: Ethan Tang, Piano

Fan Favorites
Ryan Schuering, Piano
Molly Wilburn, Vibraphone
Thelonious Harrah, Voice
Meg Martin, Violin

2019 Judges

Andrea Diggs, Sacred Heart Academy School for the Arts

Evan Vicic, Louisville Orchestra

Dave Clark, Bellarmine University

WUOLive – 2019 Young Artist Competition Champions

Come hear some of the best young classical musicians in our region on today’s WUOLive, featuring the champions of the 2019 PNC 90.5 WUOL Young Artist Competition!

Posted by 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

National Arts Standards

MU:Pr4.1.E.IIIa develop and apply criteria to select varied programs to study and perform based on an understanding of theoretical and structural characteristics and expressive challenges in the music, the technical skill of the individual or ensemble, and the purpose and context of the performance.

MU:Pr6.1.E.IIIa demonstrate an understanding and mastery of the technical demands and expressive qualities of the music through prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire representing diverse cultures, styles, genres, and historical periods in multiple types of ensembles.

MU:Pr4.3.E.IIIa demonstrate how understanding the style, genre, and context of a varied repertoire of music informs prepared and improvised performances as well as performers’ technical skill to connect with the audience.

2017 Results

1st Place: Jina Park, ​violin​

2nd Place: Sarah Martel, piano

Honorable Mentions:
Noah Centers, Euphonium
Christopher Liu, piano
Harin Oh, piano
Emily Steinbach, piano

2017 Judges

Annie Daigle, violinist (Louisville Orchestra)
Matilda Ertz, pianist (Youth Performing Arts School)
Matthew Nelson, clarinetist (University of Louisville)