In 1997, TASO initiated a new statewide concerto competition for outstanding high school musicians. The initial underwriting and subsequent funding for the competition was made possible by Juanita and Henry S. Miller. Their dedication, vision, generosity, and devotion to music led to the establishment of the competition, which bears Mrs. Miller's name. The winners receive a cash award, and the grand prize winner receives the opportunity to perform his or her winning concerto with a symphony orchestra.
The competition is a truly professional event, engaging outstanding judges from across the country.
24th Annual Juanita Miller Concerto Competition
January 12, 2020
Owen Arts Center
Southern Methodist University
Divisions: Piano, Strings, Winds & Brass
Grand Prize Winner: performance opportunity with
San Antonio Symphony Orchestra
First Prize $750
Second Prize $400
Third Prize $200
• Student in grades 9-12 as of Entry Deadline date
• Legal resident in the State of Texas
• Currently studying with a private teacher. May enter only one division
Former Grand Prize winners ineligible
Former First Place winners ineligible to compete in same division
A five-minute audio-only excerpt of entry concerto is required. Either upload below using MP3 or WMA, or attach as an audio file to an email sent at the time of this application. If audio concerto excerpt is sent via email, address to Anne Blomeyer, firstname.lastname@example.org using Subject: JMCC Audio from [Applicant Name].
No videos accepted. No audio excerpts containing verbal introductions, or other spoken words accepted. Initial screening is blind.
$60 registration Fee
MUSIC & LIVE AUDITION
• One movement of a STANDARD CONCERTO written originally for the instrument must be performed from memory with piano accompanist.
• Finalists/call backs announced following preliminary rounds.
• FIRST PLACE division winners compete in final round for the Grand Prize.
• Contestants are responsible for engaging and compensating an accompanist for the competition, and for supplying a published copy of the concerto for the judge which will be returned at the end of competition. No copies of music accepted.
Piano Division - Mia Chung-Yee, Curtis Institute of Music
String Division - Dmitri Berlinsky, Michigan State University College of Music
Winds & Brass Division - Mark Ostoich, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
JUDGES' DECISIONS ARE FINAL! To avoid potential familiarity with any contestant, judges are from out of state.
All information subject to change.
$60 registration fee
To facilitate registration, download the form and review in advance of filling out online.
Juanita Miller Concerto Competition Winners 2019
Grand Prize - Ashley Tauhert
1st Place Piano - Ashley Tauhert (Plano, 11th)
1st Place Winds-Brass (Alto Sax) - Joshua Flores (Frisco, 11th)
1st Place Strings (Violin) - Kevin Chan (Houston, 12th)
All Winners 2019
Grand Prize Piano Ashley Tauhert (Plano, 11th)
2nd Place Piano Ben Hoang (Austin, 10th)
3rd Place Piano Regina Lin (Allen, 10th)
Hon Mention Piano Jessica Zhang (Plano, 10th)
1st Place Kevin Chan – Violin (Houston, 12th)
2nd Place Shalini Namuduri – Violin (Frisco, 12th)
3rd Place Eddie Xu - Cello (Plano, 11th)
Hon Mention Jacob Choi - Viola (McKinney, 9th)
1st Place Joshua Flores - Alto Sax (Frisco, 11th)
2nd Place Kyle Tsai - Clarinet (Pearland, 10th)
3rd Place Jason Huang - Bassoon (Plano, 12th)
Hon Mention Shiwon Hong - Clarinet (Carrollton, 12th)
Past Competition Winners