West Virginia University’s Community Music Program announces its 2006 Cathryn and Herman Godes Young Artist Competition.

The annual event will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the WVU Creative Arts Center’s Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (Room 200A).

The competition is open to outstanding high school seniors who audition to appear as soloists with the WVU Community Arts Orchestra in its spring concert, to be held April 30. The winner also will receive a cash award of $500.

Students may audition with one movement from the concerto repertoire. The approval of a piece and accessibility of orchestral parts must be confirmed by the conductor before eligibility is established, and applicants must be available to perform at the scheduled Community Arts Orchestra spring concert.

For more information, contact the Community Music Office at 304-293-4841 ext. 3168 or 3185.