Youth Programs

17th Annual James and Katherine Andrews Young Artists Competition

Junior High and High School students from Northern and Central New York as well as the Capital Region are invited to participate in this event at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 11, 2023 in Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam. Participants must perform FROM MEMORY a piece from the approved Repertoire List. All young artists will receive a Certificate of Participation and written feedback from a panel of judges who are professional musicians including ONNY's Music Director, Kenneth Andrews.

First, Second, and Third Place winners will be awarded a cash prize. The Competition winner will have the opportunity to solo with ONNY at a future concert.

Information about the 2022 Competition

View the Program from the 2022 Competition

Application for the 2022 Competition
Rules
Repertoire
Brochure for the 2023 Competition (coming soon)
Past Winners

Inaugural Vernice N. Church Challenge for Young Artists

Junior High and High School students from Northern and Central New York as well as the Capital Region who are "Puirsuing Artistic Growth" are invited to participate in this event. More information will be posted in summer 2022.  Select students will be invited to perform live in-person at a recital in Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam. Participants must perform (NOT FROM MEMORY) a piece from the NYSSMA manual at levels 5 and 6. All young artists performing in the recital will receive a Certificate of Participation and written feedback from a panel of judges who are professional musicians including ONNY's Music Director, Kenneth Andrews.

Information about the 2022 Challenge

Application for the 2022 Challenge
Rules
Repertoire
Brochure for the 2023 Challenge (coming soon)