CRMB 2023 Young Artist Competition

Registration for the 2023 Young Artist Competition is now OPEN! This competition is open to woodwind, brass, and percussion students in grades 9-12 who live or attend school in Linn County and participate in their school band program. Applicants should prepare a solo or solo excerpt 5-6 minutes long. We recommend the use of an accompanist, but this is not required.

The winner will be a featured guest soloist during one week of the CRMB 2023 season. Winner will also receive the Margaret Kegel Memorial Scholarship, worth $650. Runners-up may also be named, winning a cash prize of $250.

Eligible students may register for an audition time at or by contacting CRMB Conductor Steve Shanley at

The complete flyer can be found by clicking here. Please share it with interested parties! Registration closes on 8 April, so don’t delay.