The Lawrence University Conservatory offers high caliber competitions 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. 

2023-24 Competition Co-winners

Annika Schmidt ’26, cello - Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor

David Smith ’27, cello - Bloch Schelomo

2022-23 Competition Co-winners

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

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

2021-22 Competition Co-winners

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

Gabe Roethle ’24, violin - Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2, mvt. I

2020-21 Competition Winners

1st Place: Alana Melvin ’23, viola - Bowen Concerto in C minor for Viola and Orchestra, op. 25, mvt. I

2nd Place (tied): Jonathan Bass ’24, piano - Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37, mvt. I

2nd Place (tied): Hung Phi Nguyen ’21, piano - Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 25, mvt. I

2019-20 Competition Winners

1st Place: Ben Johnson ’23, piano - Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1, mvt. I

2nd Place: Bianca Pratte ’20, flute - Nielsen Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

3rd Place: Keenan McDonald ’22, marimba - Séjourné Concerto for Marimba and Strings

2018-19 Competition Co-winners

Neil Krzeski ’19, piano - Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Ned Martenis ’19, flute - Lindberg The World of Montuagretta

2017-18 Competition Co-winners

Anthony Cardella ’18, piano - Barber Piano Concerto, op. 38, mvt. I

Nicholas Suminski ’20, piano - Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 22, mvt. I

2016-17 Competition Winner

Derrick Hahn ’17, piano - Bartók Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major

2015-16 Competition Co-winners

Sofie Yang ’16, violin - Sibelius Concerto for Violin in D minor, mvt. I

Leo Sussman ’16, flute - Nielsen Concerto for Flute and Orchestra