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Young Artist Competition

***The 2024 Young Artist Competition deadline has passed. Thank you to all the talented musicians who auditioned!***

2024 Finalists

Thank you to the students, teachers and parents who participated in the 2024 Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition. 

Left to right: Keto Sugiyama (pianist, 2nd runner-up); Ethan Kwon (cellist, runner-up); and Raashan Bryant (violinist, first place).

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 January 29, 2024?


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.

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