Clarinetist Arianna Beyer is the winner of the 2013 First Coast Wind Ensemble High School Concerto Competition.

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As the winner of the 3rd annual Concerto Competition Clarinetist Arianna Beyer performed as the featured soloist with the First Coast Wind Ensemble April 28, 2013 and received a $1,000 cash award.

Arianna performed Carl Maria von Weber’s Concertino, Opus 26 and received a cash prize of $1,000.00 from the FCWE, made available by the generous contribution of David and Elizabeth Kiebler. She is from Mount Dora, Florida and is a senior instrumental major at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville. View her performance here: http://bit.ly/ZzTJvX

Arianna, a student of Dr. Lynn Musco (Stetson University), is the current principal clarinetist of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra.  She has also earned many other distinguished honors, including: 2013 U.S. Navy Band High School Concerto Competition Winner, 2013 YoungArts Honorable Mention Winner, 2011 and 2012 First Place Clarinet Winner and the 2012 Overall Winner for the John Philip Sousa National Young Artists' Solo Competition, First Runner-Up in the U.S. Air Force Band's 2013 Colonel George S. Howard Young Artist Competition, and placement into the prestigious FMEA All-State Bands/Orchestras and FBA District Bands for each of the last seven years, where she was honored to be appointed Principal/Concert Mistress seven times.

Arianna is also an accomplished jazz musician, having distinguished herself as the 1st tenor saxophone/soloist for the 2013 Tri-State (Florida, Georgia, Alabama) Honors Jazz Ensemble. She is the lead tenor saxophone in the award winning Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble 1.

This summer, Arianna will attend Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan as a 2013 Emerson Scholar, having received a full merit scholarship to their orchestra program.

Arianna has been admitted to the dual degree program at the Eastman School of Music and the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Rochester and will begin studies in the fall of 2013.

The First Coast Wind Ensemble is committed to supporting music education in Florida schools. For more information please visit http://www.fcwe.org/concertocompetition.html

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