For the past sixteen seasons, Rose Tree Pops has conducted a youth soloist competition. The soloist is selected from area schools and performs his or her solo during the orchestra's Spring Concert.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 season. The application deadline is November 30, 2019, and auditions will be held in January 2020. Please see our Competition Info and Audition Music and Application Form for more details.

Previous Winners

  • 2019, May 19 - Joseph Kang, Piano Concerto No. 2, Op 18 (First Movement) by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • 2018, April 28 - Erica Westcott, Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, K.V. 313 (Allegro Maestoso) by W. A. Mozart
  • 2017, April 23 - Alisa Borisovsky, Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
  • 2016, May 20 - Sashe He, Cello Concerto #1 in G minor, Op 49 (First Movement) by Dmitry Kabalevsky
  • 2015, April 26 - Tanavi Prabhu, Oboe Concerto in C major, K.V. 314 (Allegro aperto) by W.A. Mozart
  • 2014, May 18 - Daniel Kim, Violin Concerto #2, Op 22 by Henryk Wieniawski
  • 2014, May 18 - Maryann Han, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (First Movement) by Edvard Grieg
  • 2013, May 19 - David McCafferty, Flute Concerto #1 in G major by W.A Mozart
  • 2012, April 15 - Sophie Fortunato, Concerto #1 for Violin, Op 26 (Finale: Allegro Energico) by Max Bruch
  • 2012, April 15 - Nicole Ozdowski, Concertino for Flute, Op 107 by CĂ©cile Chaminade
  • 2011, April 3 - Rebekah Powell, A Trumpeter’s Lullaby by Leroy Anderson
  • 2010, April 25 - Jessica Fennelly, G Major Concerto for Flute & Orchestra (Allegro Maestoso) by W. A. Mozart
  • 2009, March 29 - Jamie Yerim Lee, A Major Violin Concerto #5, (First Movement) by W. A. Mozart
  • 2008, April 13 - Mac Robinson, E Minor Cello Concerto, Op 85 (Movement IV) by Sir Edward Elgar
  • 2007, May 20 - Joseph Dvorak, Concertino for Clarinet, Op 26 by Carl Maria von Weber
  • 2006, April 23 - Irene Moretto, A Minor Piano Concerto, Op 16 (Allegro molto moderato) by Edvard Grieg
  • 2005, April 17 - Marsha Bowe, D Major Flute Concerto, K.V. 314 (Allegro Maestoso) by W. A. Mozart
  • 2005, April 17 - Christopher Burkhart, Concerto for Trumpet, (Allegro) by Joseph F. Haydn
Roberta with Daniel
Dr. Roberta Winemiller with Daniel Kim, 2014 Youth Competition Winner