Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra

Young Artist Competition

Do you sing, play a stringed instrument, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, harp or guitar?

Do you live in Iowa and are in 9th-12th grade and will be 18 or younger on the date of the application?


First Place

And an opportunity to play with The Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra!


Second Place


Third Place

Audition Date

February 11, 2024
First Presbyterian Church
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Join the Youth Orchestra

The mission of the Ottumwa Symphony Youth Orchestra(s) is to provide a rewarding orchestral music experience for young musicians in the greater Ottumwa area who wish to expand their knowledge of symphonic repertoire, as well as to participate in superior musical performances with a professional and dynamic conductor.

2023 Winners

Owen Kilgore, Bass Vocalist

Owen Kilgore

Bass Vocalist, First Place

Tejas Gururaja

Tenor Vocalist, Runner-up

2023 Contestants

Thank you to the students, teachers and parents who participated in the 2023 Young Artist Competition.

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