Sixth-Annual Concerto Competition Winners Announced!

May 19, 2021

The winners for the Sixth-annual Concerto competition have been announced! We hope these talented musicians will be able to perform in concert with the SSU Symphony Orchestra during the 2021–22 concert season given the condition of what the season will look like. You can read the announcement below!


Dear students,

Thanks to everyone who entered into the SSU Concerto Competition this year! 

Despite the pandemic we had a very strong field this year and the judges were very impressed with all of the submissions.

It was not an easy decision, but the committee has decided to select the following entries as winners of the competition:


Matthew Bowker, Ibert Saxophone Concertino

Isabella Grimes, Mozart Flute Concerto

Honorable mention: Kristina Ibarra, Berlioz, Les Nuits d'été


Congratulations to everyone who entered!


Matthew Bowker, saxaphone

Matthew Bowker headshot holding a saxophone and sitting on a bench outdoors