Winners

Winners for the 2018 Competition were selected at the live final round on July 29th, 2018 in Rosen Concert Hall of the Broyhill Music Center, and as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival.

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2018
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Morgan Short -
First Place
Audience Choice

University of North Carolina School of the Arts - Morgan Short is a rising star in the harp community. As a top prize winner, she has been awarded eight concerto appearances since 2015; performing the Debussy Dances with the U.S. Navy, Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Handel’s Concerto in B flat Major with the Roanoke Youth Symphony, Liberty University Symphony, Fayetteville Symphony, and the Delta Symphony Orchestra.  Recent performances of Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro and Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto for the 25th Anniversary of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival (2017) came as a direct invitation along with the opportunity to perform a solo recital at Watson Hall for UNCSA’s Summer Harp Festival. In 2015, Morgan... [read more]
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Jacob Warren - Second Place

University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Jacob Warren is from Emerald Isle, North Carolina. He is a junior, double majoring in saxophone performance and arts administration, and a Minerva scholar at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has been named the first-place winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs State and National competitions, as well as the Euterpe Music Club Scholarship competition. Recently, Jacob has won first place in the North Carolina Music Teachers National Association solo competition in the woodwinds division, as well as the UNCG concerto competition. Additionally, Jacob works for the Eastern Music Festival as Media Content Developer. His primary teacher is Dr. Steven Stusek. [read more]
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Delphine Skene - Third Place

University of North Carolina School of the Arts - Born in Canada, Delphine Skene first encountered the violin at the age of 10, beginning her formal studies at 14. She has participated in masterclasses at the Music Mundi Chamber Music Festival in Belgium, Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany, and the Academie du Domaine Forget in Canada, among others. Recently, Delphine was awarded first prize at the 2016 Euterpe Scholarship Competition in Greensboro, NC, the 2017 NC-ASTA competition and the 2018 MANC Strings competition. Delphine is completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, under the tutelage of Ida Bieler and Janet Orenstein. Her violin and bow are generously on loan from Canimex Inc., of Drummondville, Canada. [read more]