Keller Concerto Competition

The Allan W. Keller Memorial Award was established in 1973 to inspire and aid talented area youths in their musical aspirations. This annual competition has allowed young artists to share their musical gifts as featured soloists with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra and to advance their musical studies with a $500 scholarship.

Each year, up to three winners, ages 22 and under, are selected from the Competition to perform a concerto selection with the Orchestra. Information, guidelines, applications, and approved repertoire are posted in January. This year’s contest will be held on Friday, July 24, 2020 and winners will perform in the May 8, 2021 concert.

UPDATE: the 2020 Keller Concerto Competition is cancelled. We hope to see you in 2021!

McPherson String Scholarship

Created by Dr. and Mrs. Richard McPherson in 1998, the McPherson String Scholarship fund provides string players in grades 7-12 the opportunity to receive need-based assistance in pursuing training on their instrument. Scholarship winners are selected through an annual application process and receive $300 to use for private lessons or participation in a summer music camp. Application materials are available each year beginning in late February.