Young Artist CompetitionMary Grace Bender's winning performance in the 2014 competition
The Young Artist Concerto Competition is an annual event sponsored by the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and Murray State University, and designed to support talented young musicians on their way to a career in music performance. Pre-college and collegiate students from around the country are invited to audition for a chance to win a cash prize, a chance to perform with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, and, if eligible, a scholarship award for music study at Murray State University.Murray State University will host the Final Round of the Young Artist Concerto Competition on Sunday, February 14, 2016, at 3:00 pm. in the Performing Arts Hall. The concert is part of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra's Encore Series, and is free and open to the public.