For twenty years, the SVC has held an annual music competition for kids age 12 thru 18. This year we had 28 competing for six scholarships. On February 21, the annual luncheon was held at Vestavia Country Club at which time the six winners performed and received their scholarships. The Lois Pickard annual competition has awarded over $ 161,530 to top finishers since 1998.
The winners were (L-R) 1st place Piano. Eleanor Lee, 2nd place - Jana Ren, 1st place Strings. Passacaglia Mason, 2nd place- Raymond Thai, 1st place Brass, Woodwind, Percussion - Samatha Trentacoste, 2nd place. Solomon Sigmon
The Grand Prize winner was Passacaglia Mason and will play with the Symphony next season.
At the competition, Encouragement Awards were given to Avalee Bean - Strings and Ka’lin Jordan -Brass/Winds.
The SVC is proud to support all young musicians as they go forth to become members of a Symphony Orchestra.