Penn Manor High School junior, Lily Wushanley, won the Hershey Symphony’s Young Artist Concerto Competition on Tuesday, March 12. She competed against four talented students from other Lancaster County high schools. Lily’s gave a phenomenal performance of a Haydn Cello Concerto and was awarded the first place $1,500 cash prize. She will be the featured artist in the fall concert series with the Hershey Symphony.
The purpose of the Young Artists Competition is to foster young artists with superior musical abilities who reside in South Central Pennsylvania. After sending in a recording and application to the Hershey Symphony Orchestra, several musicians are selected to audition before a panel of music professionals at Elizabethtown College. Each applicant must play one movement of any Concerto for Solo instrument. Students enrolled in grades 7 through 11 who reside in Central PA are eligible to compete in the Young Artists Competition.