We are so excited to announce the winners of the Concerto Competition!
1st prize – $750 Seth Weeks, piano
2nd prize – $500 Michael Hung, flute
3rd prize – $250 Tristen Balsano, flute
Congratulations to these amazing musicians and to all of those that competed in the competition!
Seth Weeks will also be performing with the SOST Orchestra at the Youth Education Concert April 15, 2020!!!
Seth Weeks began learning the art of piano at the age of ten. He has been under the instruction of Mrs. Kathleen Odom of Port Neches and currently Dr. Jacob Clark of Lamar University. He attends Nederland High School as a junior. He creates music in the honors band directed by Mr. Greg Rose and the jazz band under the direction of Mr. Justin Collazo. Seth enjoys playing a variety of instruments including piano, bass guitar, double bass, and percussion. His passion for classical music inspires him to continue expanding his repertoire. He has made the All-Region Jazz Band for three consecutive years. He has participated in the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest and has received two first division ratings in piano solo. Recently he obtained first place in the Symphony of Southeast Texas 2020 Concerto Competition.
- The 2020 Concerto Competition is open to students in Region 5
- Age Limits: 13-18 Middle School and High School (College students are not allowed to audition) and must reside in region
- Winners of the competition will receive a monetary prize as listed. First place will perform his/her piece at the two Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) Education Concerts scheduled during the morning of April 15, 2020.
2019 Concerto Competition winner: Nicholas Pfister, Bridge City
2018 Concerto Competition winner: Camden Brown, Bay City, TX
2017 Concerto Competition winner: Rachel Clark, Lumberton, TX
See below for information about the 2020 Concerto Competition!
Click on the links below to see the Concerto Competition Rules and Application Form. The competition is open to all Region 5 middle and high school students. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
Winner will perform solo at SOST’s Youth Education Concerts on April 15, 2020 at the Julie Rogers Theatre at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.