The mission of the Stulberg Competition is

to promote excellence in string instrument performance

by gifted young artists under the age of twenty.

Applications due February 1, 2015 - apply now! 

Click on Competition link above for complete guidelines and instructions.



Enhanced awards for 2015--

Burdick-Thorne Gold Medal: $6,000 award and performance with the
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra or the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra


Silver Medal: $5,000 award and performance with the
Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra


Pinehurst Bronze Medal: $4,000 award and performance with the
Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra


Semifinalist Stipend: $1,000 each to the nine semifinalists not chosen for medals (must attend Finals performance to receive check)


Bach Award: $500 for best performance of solo Bach selection

2014-2015 Season


Midsummer Night's Interlude: A Jazz & Strings Affair

Gull Lake Country Club, Thursday, August 14, 2014

Featuring 2014 Stulberg Finalist Lillian Lee

Renata, Tom and Gene Knific

Silvia Roederer


2014 Stulberg Silver Medalist Emma Meinrenken with

Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra

Chenery Auditorium, Sunday, October 5, 2014, 3 pm


2013 Stulberg Gold Medalist Youjin Lee with

Baltimore Chamber Orchestra

Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3 pm

2014 Stulberg Gold Medalist Zlatomir Fung with

Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra

St. Cecelia Music Society, Royce Auditorium, Friday, November 7, 2014, 8 pm


2014 Stulberg Bronze Medalist Charles Seo with

Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra

Chenery Auditorium, Sunday, February 15, 2015, 4 pm


Stulberg Master Class Students at

Kalamazoo Art Hop

Epic Center, Friday, March 6, 2015, 5 pm


40th Stulberg International String Competition

Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU, May 16, 2015


2015 Stulberg Master Classes

Dalton Center, WMU, May 17, 2015


2015 Midsummer Night's Interlude

Gull Lake Country Club, July 16, 2015

Congratulations to the 2014 Stulberg Competition Winners!


Gold Medal: Zlatomir Fung, cello
Westborough, MA

Silver Medal: Emma Meinrenken, violin
Toronto, ON

Bronze Medal: Charles Seo, cello
Houston, TX

Bach Award: Zlatomir Fung

Audience Appreciation Award: Charles Seo


2014 Stulberg Competition
Bronze Medalist Charles Seo, Judge Donald Weilerstein, Silver Medalist Emma Meinrenken,
Judge John Sant'Ambrogio, Judge Karen Dreyfus, Gold Medalist Zlatomir Fung