Youth Programs

17th Annual James and Katherine Andrews Young Artists Competition

Junior High and High School students from Northern and Central New York as well as the Capital Region are invited to participate in this event at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 11, 2023 in Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam. Participants must perform FROM MEMORY a piece from the approved Repertoire List. All young artists will receive a Certificate of Participation and written feedback from a panel of judges who are professional musicians including ONNY's Music Director, Kenneth Andrews.

First, Second, and Third Place winners will be awarded a cash prize. The Competition winner will have the opportunity to solo with ONNY at a future concert.

Information about the 2023 Competition 

Application for the 2023 Competition
Rules
Repertoire
Brochure for the 2023 Competition
Past Winners

Inaugural Vernice N. Church Challenge for Young Artists

Junior High and High School students from Northern and Central New York as well as the Capital Region who are “Pursuing Artistic Growth” are invited to participate in this event to be held Saturday, April 22, 2023. Students will perform live in-person at a 10 a.m. recital in Wakefield Recital Hall, Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. Participants must perform a piece from the current NYSSMA Manual, Level 5 or 6. See your school’s copy of the current NYSSMA Manual for repertoire.

All young artists performing in the recital will receive a Certificate of Participation and written feedback from a panel of professional musicians including the Orchestra’s Music Director, Kenneth Andrews.
 

Information about the 2023 Challenge

Application for the 2023 Challenge
Guidelines