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Young Artists Competition

Congratulations to all of our 2021 Young Artist Competitors!

Thank You to all the students who participated in this year’s competition along with parents and teachers who encouraged them along the way. Best of luck in all in your future endeavors. We hope to see and hear many of you again next year.

Thank You to our donors who make it possible for us to hold this educational program every year drawing students from all over Kitsap, Belfair, and Gig Harbor. Your gift makes it possible for our local youth to build valuable experience towards a possible career in music which is vital to keeping the arts alive in our community for generations to come.

2021 Competition Winners & Runners-Up

Junior Division
(Two Winners - Tie) 
Damaris Harvey, piano  |  Winner 
Alec Rodriguez, piano   |  Winner
Cyrus Yan, piano  |  1st Runner up
Ian Letson, piano   |  2nd Runner up

Senior Division
Hanna Inoue, piano  |  Winner
Anya Letson, violin  |  2nd Place Winner (Tied)
Daniel Stein, cello  |  2nd Place Winner (Tied)
Collin Niles, piano  |  Runner up

Winners Perform with the Symphony

Bremerton WestSound Symphony is looking for exceptional young musicians, one or more of whom may be selected as winners. Winners may be invited to perform in one of Bremerton WestSound Symphony’s Subscription Series concerts, either live or on video.

2021 Auditions will be by pre-recorded video only.

Competition Divisions

Junior Division  -  up to age 15 on March 20, 2021

Senior Division  -  up to age 18 on March 20, 2021, vocalists up to age 22 on March 20, 2021

Winners will be selected from both divisions

Competition Guidelines

The Young Artists Competition is open to instrumentalists aged 18 or under and vocalists aged 22 or under by March 20,2021, who reside in Kitsap County, Belfair, or Gig Harbor. Contestants are responsible for bringing their own accompanist and works selected for performance must be available to Bremerton WestSound Symphony. If there are any questions about the suitability of a work being considered, or any other music-related questions about the competition, please contact the Music Director at

Deadline for application is Friday, February 12, 2021. Late applications will NOT be accepted. Applications may be submitted on line or by US mail. Please note that your application and the application fee of $35 must be received by the BSA office by close of business, Friday, February 12, 2021.


Application videos must received by March 20, 2021. Instructions for creating and sending videos will be sent to all applicants.

The previous year’s winner is not eligible to win but may compete for adjudication and the chance to perform in a Bremerton Symphony Concert.

Competition Fees

Application Fee - $35

Sibling application fee - $20

Additional music fee - $20 (if the additional piece requires more than the initial 10 minute time slot.)

Competition Process

Each applicant will have ten minutes to perform. The panel of judges is chaired by the Music Director of the Bremerton WestSound Symphony. The decision of the judges is final.