Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra Seeks Young Artists

Young Artist Competition offers one talented youth a $1,300 prize

Barbara Arnold |

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra's 2019 Young Artist Competition winner Jessica Jiang. (Submitted photo)

Area musicians aged 14 to 18 are invited to enter the 33rd annual Young Artist Competition, sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra. The winner will receive a $1,300 prize and perform with the symphony at a concert scheduled for Oct. 16, 2021, at the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire. The remaining four finalists will receive $300, $200, or $100 cash prizes. While the competition usually has in-person performances for the top five finishers, this year everything is 100% virtual due to COVID-19. CVSO Music Director Nobuyoshi Yasuda will review the submitted videos and select the finalists. A panel of three judges will review the finalists’ video entries, and rank the winner and runners up. Interested musicians can apply at The deadline for submission is May 1. For more info, visit