Youth Solo Competition

March 5, 2022

After a two year pause due to the Covid pandemic we were able to hold the Youth Solo Competition. On March 5, 2022 six talented young musicians including a singer and instrumentalists performing on a variety of instruments ranging from violin and cello to clarinet and saxophone shared their gift of music and clearly displayed their commitment and talent.

Congratulations to everyone who participated including: Robert Winn – alto saxophone, Mina Brooks-Schmidt – soprano, Devin Moorehead – clarinet, Cerys Hudson – cello, Tyler Kris Adres – alto saxophone, and winner violinist Angela Huffer who will be playing Allegro from Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 with the full orchestra at our upcoming mainstage concert April 30 and May 1st. Purchase tickets here!

A little more about our winner:
Angela has been playing violin for 8 years. She won the 2020 Fairbanks Concerto Competition (Category A) and performed Vivaldi Concerto in G Minor, 1st Movement as a soloist with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra while under the guidance of her violin teacher, Gail Johansen. She participated in the Fairbanks Youth Orchestras program from 2015 – 2020. After moving to Juneau in the summer of 2021 she began studies with Franz Felkl and has participated with Juneau String Ensembles’ Aurora Strings and played as the youngest member of the Juneau Symphony in the Camerata Night and Holiday Cheer concerts last fall/winter.

Angela is in the eighth grade at Faith Community Christian School. In addition to her violin studies, she enjoys running, swimming in the Glacier Swim Club, and playing piano with her teacher Mei Xue.

In the Youth Solo Competition, young musicians perform a solo with piano accompaniment for our panel of judges. Open to all musicians in Southeast Alaska age 12 through High School seniors, this competition helps prepare music students for larger state-wide competitions and university auditions. Costs of the competition are absorbed by the Juneau Symphony and no fees are charged to participants. The grand-prize winner may be invited to perform their concerto with the Juneau Symphony on the mainstage.

The 2022 competition will be held on March 5th. Read the competition rules below and apply to perform by February 2, 2022.

Reach out to Symphony staff with any questions. We are happy help! Call 907-586-4676 or email

2022 Competition Rules and Application