Welcome to the Reed Young Artist Class!

We invited you to perform a selected piece(s) of your choice, as well as the required concerto movement for your respective instrument (listed below). This class requires participation in both sections.

  • Entry Fee for Young Artist Class is $100
  • The Young Artist Participant must be between the ages of 16 and 29, inclusive, on May 1st prior to the festival.
  • Performance Requirements for this class are as follows: (see below for section details)
    • R1A – Personal Choice Solo
    • R1B – Required Repertoire

The winner, with a grade of at least 97, will receive an award of $500 and must be available to play with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra at the Young Artist Concert. The concert will be on Thursday May 16, 2024 with a rehearsal on either Tuesday or Wednesday (May 14 or 15, 2024).

  • Gold Medal Prize – $500


A teacher may not accompany their own student in this class.

Young Artist winners are not eligible to compete as a Young Artist in the same division in any subsequent festival.

Young Artist participants may not participate in multiple Young Artist divisions in the same festival year. Young Artist participants may participate in Adjudicator Choice classes, however they will not be eligible for an Adjudicator Choice Award if they have been selected as winner in their Young Artist class.

See Rules and Regulations on Festival home page.

* R1A Reed Young Artist Personal Choice Section

May include more than one piece, but may not exceed the time limit of 15 minutes.

Memorization not required.

Time Limit: 15 minutes

* R1B Reed Young Artist Required Repertoire Section

Time Limit: 15 minutes

Memory not required.

Required Concerto Repertoire:

  • Bassoon – Concerto in B-flat, Mvt 1 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Clarinet – Concerto #1 in f minor, Mvt 1 – Carl Maria von Weber
  • Oboe – Concerto in C major, Mvt. 1 – J. Haydn
  • Alto Saxophone – Concerto for Saxophone Op. 109 – Alexander Glazunov