Pat Clark Concerto Competition

Showcasing rising talent in mid-Michigan

Pat Clark Memorial Concerto Competition

The Mason Symphony invites students between the ages of 13 and 18 who live/take lessons in the mid-Michigan area to participate in our annual Pat Clark Concerto Competition. The competition is generally held in January, and the winner will perform a movement from their chosen concerto with the Mason Symphony at our spring concert.

Students are asked to prepare a movement from a concerto OR a solo piece with orchestral accompaniment.

Online Application

Interested performers are welcome to apply online here.

Competition Details

Details for this year's competition are laid out on this document.

Past winners

We are always inspired by all of the talented participants in the competition, and greatly enjoy performing with the winner each year! Here are some of our recent winners:
  • 2023-24: Alec Jachalke, bassoon
  • 2022-23: Arianne Kim, cello
  • 2019-20: Eric Yun, violin
  • 2018-19: Eric Yu, piano
  • 2017-18: Richard Liu, cello