Youth Music Competition

MCE's Annual Youth Music Competition is scheduled for May 14, 2022.

Each Spring, Masterworks’ Youth Music Competition provides an opportunity for area youth to compete in one of three levels: elementary, middle, or high school. Since 2001, this annual event has provided wonderful learning and performance experience for students in our community. This annual competition is open to all grade 3-12 vocal and instrumental students. The three winners, one from each level, receive a scholarship award and an invitation to perform a solo in a Masterworks Choral Ensemble concert at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts the season following the competition.


Yukino Sokolik, Violin

Yukino Sokolik is in the 5th grade at South Bay Elementary.  She is an active performer who is in the South Bay Elementary Orchestra and Choir as well  as the Tacoma Youth Symphony.  She started her violin study when she was 2 years old and has also been playing the piano since she was 5 years old. This is her 5th year studying the violin with Ludmila Henderson.  She enjoys reading and rock climbing when she is not busy with her performances.


Chloe Song, Piano

Chloe Song is 12 years old and a 7th grader at Washington Middle School. Born in Honolulu HI, she spent her early childhood in Seoul, Korea, and then came to Olympia, WA at the age of 6. She began learning piano and violin at the age of 5. She is a student of Dr. Ramona Allen. Chloe was the 1st place winner at the 2016 and 2017 OMTA Concerto Competitions in the Intermediate Divisions; at the 2018 OMTA Concerto Competitions in the Advance A Division, a Silver Medal Winner of the Chopin Northwest in 2018,2019 and the winner of 2017 MCE competition. She is also concertmaster and violinist for the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO, Academy Orchestra). Chloe contributes musically to her church and church choir at the St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church. She loves swimming and was in the Gold Swim Club at the Valley Athletic Club.


Suad Maya Dirar, Violin

Suad Maya Dirar is an 11th grade student at North Thurston High School and has been playing the violin since 4th grade with her teacher Mrs. Ludmila Henderson. She participates in her school’s Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Mr. Grant Sears, as Concertmaster. She is also a member of the Tacoma Youth Symphony led by Music Director, Dr. Cobbs. The last twos years she was selected to play at an honors recital for the Washington Music State Teachers Association (WSMTA). She also competed in her district’s Solo and Ensemble contests and place as first alternate for the second time in a row.

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Past Youth Music Competition Winners

Click to view a list of past Youth Music Competition winners: YMC History of winners (Revised Aug 2019)

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