2020 Bushell Concerto Competition

In the interest of keeping each other safe and healthy, the 2020 Bushell Concerto Competition (normally held in the spring of 2021) has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back here in the fall of 2021 for information on our next scheduled competition.

For more information about the competition or application process, please contact the Bushell Competition Chair:

Dustin Peskuric
(206) 491-1357


The Bushell Concerto Competition is named in honor of the SPO’s first Music Director, Don Bushell, who started this annual event in 1946 to provide a performance opportunity for aspiring musicians. Every year since, this prestigious competition has provided professional development and an exclusive concert performance opportunity for outstanding area soloists.