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Young Artists Shine at the Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artists Competition

Antony Griffiths,
The Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artists Competition is named after long-time Monroe Symphony League member and Monroe Symphony Orchestra accompianist Marjorie Stricklin.

Come see young artists shine at the Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artists Competition Saturday, January 13th in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

The Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artist Competition is hosted by the Monroe Symphony League as a fundraiser for the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, as well as a chance to seek out local young talent from the surrounding area. The competition has been running for nearly 40 years.

Competitors are split into two age groups: 12-high school and high school-30. From there, the competition includes four categories: Wind and Percussion, String, Piano, and Vocal. A judge for each category is brought in from either in-state or the surrounding area. Each judge ranks the preliminary round alone. In the final rounds, all four judges decide the results of the competitors together.

Both rounds of the competition are open to the public and will be held in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall. The preliminary round is from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and is free to the public. The final round, which is a more formal concert, begins at 7 p.m and costs $5 to attend.