$1,200 First Prize Awards
Ben Conte/alto saxophone
Ben has been a member of the GMEA District 9 Honor Band and a member of the GMEA All-State Band for five years, and has served as Principal Saxophonist of the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony for two years. Ben is a student of AFM member Brandyn Taylor and will attend Michigan State University in the fall studying Music Education.
Mekhi has been a part of the Atlanta Symphony Talent Development Program, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra among others. Mekhi is a student of AFM member Emily Brebach and will study music in the fall at Curtis Institute of Music.
Noah Miller/alto saxophone
Noah has been Co-Principal Saxophone in the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony. For all four years of high school, he played in GA Allstate Band and District Honor Band as Principal Saxophone. Noah studies with AFM member Brandyn Taylor and will attend Michigan State University in the fall studying Music Education.
$900 Runner Up Award
James was Co-Principal Violist of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and Principal Violist of the Georgia All State Orchestras for 2 years, and was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA. James is a student of AFM member Marilyn Seelman and will study viola performance at The Juilliard School in the fall.