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Naftzger Young Artists

2017 Naftzger Auditions and Awards

First Round
March 24, 2017

Finals
March 25, 2017

Prizes

One person will be named the Naftzger Young Artist and win $5,000. Three other division prizes will be awarded $2,000 each, and four division runner-up awards of $500.

Requirements

For complete information and an application form, please download the application and brochure below or call (316) 267-5259. Please mail your completed application with your entry fee and recording to:

Naftzger Auditions
Wichita Symphony Society, Inc.
Century II Concert Hall
225 W Douglas, Suite 207
Wichita, KS 67202

IMPORTANT NOTE: No handwritten forms will be accepted. You must download the  form, fill out the information required, print it and mail it along with your entry fee.

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Congratulations to our 2016 Naftzger Young Artists Auditions Winners:

OVERALL WINNER AND NAFTZGER YOUNG ARTIST
Artem Kuznetsov of Park University, piano 

WOODWINDS/BRASS/PERCUSSION DIVISION
First Place: Caleb Shannon of Oklahoma State University, saxophone
Runner Up: Michael Carp of Wichita State University, percussion

STRINGS DIVISION
First Place: Dilshod Narzillaev of Park University, cello
​Runner Up: Hao Miao of University of North Texas, violin

VOCAL DIVISION
First Place: Armando Contreras of University of Missouri, Kansas City, baritone
​Runner Up: Carolyn Ramseur of Wichita State University, mezzo soprano

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