Student Competitions

The BMC encourages young musicians who demonstrate talent, perseverance, and fine musicianship with several awards.

BMC Award winners feb 2015
High School Piano and Voice award winners with Jack & Ginny Frymire and BMC President Kristin Van Schelt, Feb 4, 2015.

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We know that pursuing excellence in music is hard work, and takes much determination and dedication on the part of students, with support from teachers and parents along the way. Through adjudicated auditions, students are recognized and valued in their music making, and often motivated to pursue a career in music. You are cordially invited to encourage young musicians by attending our auditions where first ($400/500), second ($300) and third-place ($200) awards along with special $100 prizes in select categories will be granted.

The public is cordially invited to attend the following auditions at Trinity Lutheran Church (unless noted otherwise):
BMC High School Piano Competition in honor of Nancy Bussard
Friday, January 13, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
BMC High School Vocal Competition in honor of Jack and Ginny Frymire
Friday, January 20, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
BMC High School String Competition in honor of Ethel Crook
Friday, February 3, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
BMC High School Instrumental Competition in honor of Nicholas Bussard
Friday, February 10, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
WWU Music Competition in honor of Virginia Glover
Recipients will be selected by audition from WWU Music Department nominations; auditions will take place in room 16 (choir room) at WWU Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Award winners will perform at the Free Wednesday Morning Concerts at 10:30 am at Trinity Lutheran in February, March and April 2017. Additionally, the April 13, 2017, “Western Treasures” Night Beat concert will feature WWU winners and friends.

2016-2017 season: Announcements, guidelines, and application material are posted here as they become available in Fall 2016.