Young Artists Awards
Participation in the RYSO enables access to competitions and scholarships specifically for members, such as the Young Artists Awards (YAA), sponsored by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra for members of the Roanoke Youth Symphony Orchestra. The YAA were initiated in 1983 by a gift from Mr. Eldon C. Grover, a former RSO Board member and patron. This generous gift enabled the formation of the Eldon C. Grover Fund, specifically for education scholarships. A portion of the Fund’s proceeds finance the YAA. Three financial awards, in the amounts of $1,000, $500 and $250 are awarded to the first, second, and third place winners respectively. The first place recipient is invited to perform as a soloist with RYSO during the following school year.