The Lawrence University Conservatory offers high caliber competition open to all students. Below you can find competition guidelines, dates and times, as well as past competition winners.

This helpful guide provides information on the competition, including dates and how to prepare.

Download, complete, and return this form to Julia Jackson by October 26, 2023 to register for the competition. 

2022-2023 Competition Co-Winners

Jasper Kashou ’24, saxophone - Bennett Concerto for Stan Getz

Benjamin Keating ’25, piano - Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major

2021-2022 Competition Co-winners

Thomas Logan ’25, cello - Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33

Gabe Roethle ’24, violin - Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2: I. Allegro non troppo

2020-2021 Competition Winners

1st Place
Alana Melvin '23
, viola
Bowen Concerto in C minor for Viola and Orchestra, op. 25: I. Allegro assai

2nd Place, tied
Jonathan Bass '24
, piano
Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37: I. Allegro con brio

2nd Place, tied
Hung Phi Nguyen '21,
 piano
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 25: I. Molto allegro con fuoco

2019-2020 Competition Winners

1st Place
Ben Johnson '23 - Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1, 1st mvt.

2nd Place
Bianca Pratte '20 - Nielsen Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

3rd Place
Keenan McDonald '22 - Séjourné Concerto for Marimba and Strings

2018-19 Competition Co-winners

Neil Krzeski ’19 performed George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue on February 1, 2019.

Ned Martenis ’19 performed Christian Lindberg’s The World of Montuagretta on May 31, 2019.

2017-18 Competition Co-winners

Anthony Cardella ’18 – Barber Piano Concerto, op. 38, 1st mvt.

Nicholas Suminski ’20 – Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 22, 1st mvt.

2016-17 Competition Winner

Derrick Hahn ’17 – Béla Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major

2015-16 Competition Co-winners

Sofie Yang ’16 performed the first movement of Sibelius’ Concerto for Violin in D minor on January 23, 2016.

Leo Sussman ’16 performed Carl Nielsen’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra on May 28, 2016.