We are pleased to announce that AJ Schmidt is the winner of this year’s Concerto
AJ Schmidt is a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, and studies with Dan Parasky (Parasky Flute Studios) and Austin Brown (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra). AJ plays with local ensembles including the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (2022-present) and at P.M.E.A. festivals. AJ has placed in solo competitions including the WSO YAC (1st place Level 1 2023), the Central Ohio Flute Association Solo Competition (1st place junior division/2022) and the Woodbridge Flute Choir Concerto Competition (winner 2024). In 2023 he won the Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artists Competition with the PFS Ab-So-Flutely Amazing Quartet. Outside of music, AJ also studies Shotokan karate, where he has earned his Junior Black Belt. AJ plans to study flute performance in college.
AJ will receive a $500 scholarship award from the Woodbridge Flute Choir and
will perform with the Woodbridge Flute Choir at its Sunday, March 17, 2024 concert. The concert will be held at 3:00PM at Congregation Adat Reyim, 6500 Westbury Oaks Ct., Springfield, VA 22153
followed by a reception. Admission is free!