wcfsymphony YACC winner

Young Artists Concerto Competition

First Place YACC 2020
First Place YACC 2020
Third Place YACC 2020
Honorable Mention YACC 2020


wcfsymphony congratulates all performers in the 2020 Young Artists Concerto Competition!

1st Place (tie): Vivian Shanley – Bass, Washington High School, Cedar Rapids

1st Place (tie): Ana Yam – Piano, Ames High School, Ames

3rd Place: Martins Steinblums – Violin, Grand View Christian School, Pleasant Hill

Honorable Mention: Megan Bennett – Trumpet, Washington Highs School, Cedar Rapids



Applicants must be prepared to perform, on the day of competition, from memory, one fast movement of a standard solo concerto for which there is an orchestra accompaniment. Applicants are required to provide their own accompanist and music. Upon request, names of local accompanists will be provided. One published copy of the piano score must be provided for the judges; no photocopies please. Each entrant will be allowed 8 minutes to play for judges. Appropriate cuts should be clearly marked in the piano score.

Cash prizes of $400 for first place, $250 for second place, and $150 for third place will be offered. The first place winner may perform with wcfsymphony at the discretion of Artistic Director Jason Weinberger. Deadline for applications is January 16, 2020. The entry fee for the 2020 wcfsymphony Young Artist Concerto Competition is $30.00. Qualified entrants will be advised of their audition times by early February, 2020.

Download the competition information here and the application form here.

The Young Artist Concerto Competition is chaired by Jo R. Capoccioni. More information is also available by contacting Jo R. Capoccioni at 319-215-5885 or ragu1275 [at] gmail [dot] com.