The Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra is proud to announce Sarah Park as the 2022 Young Artist Competition Winner. As the selected winner, Sarah will perform as a soloist with the Major/Minor orchestra.

Sarah Park, 14, is the Concertmaster of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Philharmonic, and the 2022 JSYO Young Artist Competition Winner. As a freshman at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, FL,  Sarah was named America’s Top Young Scientist of 2021 (winning the grand prize of $25,000) and is a current student of Ms. Sonja Foster, who won 2021 Teacher of the Year from the Georgia Music Teachers Association (GMTA). In 2018, Sarah made her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 10 on violin for the winner’s recital. She has been entering Florida Federation of Music Club competitions for the last ten years and has won numerous accolades, including 1st place 2021 Violin Solo (Difficult II), and Violin Concert (Junior III). Sarah also won 1st place in 2021 Florida State Music Teachers Association Concerto Competition and was a top 10 finalists in Hilton Head Youth Concerto Competition in 2022.  

Sarah believes in the power of music and shares her musical talent with the community, whether at school, church, nursing homes, hospitals, or wherever music is needed. She is the 2022 FSMTA Community Service Award winner in 9th grade from both Jacksonville and Florida State.  

Outside of music, Sarah is an active member of the Robotics Team in her school. She graduated middle school as the Scholar of the Year in 2021 and recently won 1st place in Florida State FFMC in High School division Essay contest in 2022. She won 1st place in Northeast Florida Chapter at the MathCounts Invitational Competition in 2021. With the monetary award she received from Florence Nightingale Student Video Competition in STEM in 2021, Sarah created the Pratt library collection for Women in STEM.