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Naftzger Young Artists

2018 Naftzger Young Artists Auditions and Music Awards

A Competition for Advanced Music Students 

March 23–24, 2018
Duerksen Fine Arts Center
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS

Naftzger Young Artist Award: $5,000
Three Naftzger Division Awards: $2,000
Four Naftzger Division Runner-Up Awards: $500
Total cash prizes of $13,000 will be awarded

Requirements

Please view the Naftzger Brochure to view all requirements for the competition.

NAFTZGER BROCHURE

NAFTZGER APPLICATION

Application Deadline: February 5, 2018

Please contact Tiffany Bell with questions regarding the Naftzger Young Artists Auditions and Music Awards.

Tiffany Bell
Education & Community Engagement Manager
316-267-5259 ext. 105
tbell@wso.org


The competition is administered by the Wichita Symphony Society, and is made possible by 
The Naftzger Fund for Fine Arts, Inc.

Created by Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Naftzger in memory of
L.S. Naftzger, Ida L. Naftzger, and Lee Southwell Naftzger II


Congratulations to our 2017 Naftzger Young Artists Auditions Winners:

Pictured from left to right: Mi Ou Lee (piano), Benjamin Dominguez (piano, overall winner), Thomas Cooper (violin), Aaren Rivard (tenor, vocal division winner), Renee Macdonald (soprano), Igor Khukhua (violin, strings division winner), Luke Echkoff (clarinet), Jisu Jung (Marimba, winds/brass/percussion division winner)

OVERALL WINNER AND NAFTZGER YOUNG ARTIST
Benjamin Dominguez of the University of Kansas, piano 
$5,000 Grand Prize

WOODWINDS/BRASS/PERCUSSION DIVISION
First Place:
 Jisu Jung of the Peabody Conservatory
$2,000 Prize

Runner Up: Luke Eckhoff of DePaul University, clarinet
​$500 Prize

STRINGS DIVISION
First Place: 
Igor Khukhua of Park University, violin
$2,000 Prize

​Runner Up: Thomas Cooper of the Oberlin Conservatory, violin
​$500 Prize

VOCAL DIVISION
First Place:
 Aaren Rivard of Wichita State University, tenor
$2,000 Prize

​Runner Up: Renee Macdonald of Wichita State University, soprano
​$500 Prize

PIANO DIVISION
Runner Up: 
Mi Ou Lee of the University of Kansas
$500 Prize

ALL NAFTZGER WINNERS

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