Bryn Carrier, a senior at Bob Jones Academy, was recently selected as the winner of the John Philip Sousa National Young Artists Solo Competition for High School Band Instrumentalists.
The John Philip Sousa NYASC is a national competition that serves to identify, recognize, and honor outstanding high school musicians who demonstrate a significantly high standard of excellence in performance. Applications from students who play a wind or percussion instrument include the submission of a solo performance for critique and adjudication from a national panel of musicians and educators. The competition winner is given an opportunity to perform as a soloist with a university or military band and, if the winner enters college as a music major, a $1,000 scholarship, sponsored by Jupiter Band Instruments.
“The 2018 group of applications and performance recordings were among some of the strongest received over the history of this competition. Your musicianship is a testament to your hard work and dedication,” said Dr. Nicole Gross of Auburn University, Coordinating Chair for the NYASC.
Carrier plays in the Greenville County Youth Orchestra (GCYO) and has served as the principal oboist for the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Young Artist Orchestra for four years. In 2017, she won the 2017 Clemson University Young Artist Concerto Competition. Carrier has also participated in BJA’s band program throughout her education and is a member of the BJA Symphony Orchestra.
Carrier, a resident of Greer, will perform Mozart’s Concerto for Oboe in C, K. 314 as a soloist in the spring of 2019 with the United States Army Field Band as part of their Northeast Spring Tour.