2019 Concerto Competition Winners
1st Place: Euphonium player Peyton Sills is a senior at Madison Central High School in Madison, Miss. He has been a member of the Mississippi Lions All-State Band in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. In 2018 he was selected as an alternate for the Leonard Falcone Festival in the student division. In addition, Peyton received the most outstanding musician award from performing with the Mississippi Bandmasters Association All-State Concert Band.
Runner-Up: Flute player Israel Perez is a senior at South Salem High School in Salem, Ore. He has performed in the Salem-Keizer All-City Honor Band from 2013-19, with the 2019 National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) All-Northwest Orchestra, was second flute in the 2017 Oregon All-State Orchestra, and first flute in the 2018 Oregon All-State Orchestra. He won the Salem Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, placed third at the Oregon Music Educators Association District Solo Competition, placed second at the 2018 State Solo Competition, placed third in the 2018 Vernon L. Wiscarson Young Musicians’ Competition, and was also recently named Honorable Mention at the Oregon Music Teacher National Association’s Senior Woodwind Competition.
2019 Concerto Competition Finalists
Flutist Israel Perez of Salem, Ore.
Clarinetist Krystal Wu of Ellicott City, Md.
Bassoonist Donald Schweikert of West Sayville, N.Y.
Euphonium player Peyton Sills of Clinton, Miss.
Percussionist Joseph Batterman of Oconomowoc, Wis.