Maine High School Concerto Competition

Announcing the winners of the 43rd Annual Maine High School Concerto Competition


  • 1st Place, Annas-Cupp Award, $500:
    • Michael Bostock, Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, I. Allegro
  • 2nd Place, Friends Award, $250:
    • Ronan Sands, Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor
  • 3rd Place, Friends Award, $150:
    • Noah Smith, Mozart Clarinet Concerto, III. Rondo
  • Honorable Mention: (listed alphabetically)
    • Sage Evans, Chaminade Concerto for Flute
    • George Taylor, Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
    • Julia Truesdell, von Weber Concertino for Clarinet


For 43 years the Bangor Symphony Orchestra has been encouraging and recognizing the outstanding talents of Maine’s high school instrumentalists. We applaud all the participants in the 43rd Annual Maine High School Concerto Competition!

The first-prize winner for the Annas-Cupp Award, Michael Bostock, will be featured in a concerto performance with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra at the annual Young People’s Concerts on Monday, May 13, 2024 at the Collins Center for the Arts.


This competition is open to any string, woodwind, brass, percussion, harp, and piano students in grades 9 through 12, at the time of the application due date. Entrants must not have graduated and must be enrolled in high school or high school program (e.g. home school). Entrants must not have taken the GED. Dual enrollment students are eligible. Entrants must be Maine residents, but may attend high school outside the state of Maine. If questions arise, proof of age, enrollment, and residency may be necessary. Winners of the Annas-Cupp Award in any preceding year are ineligible to compete.