This annual competition in Grand Junction includes tape/preliminary round auditions for a variety of instruments. Three finalists are chosen for the live rounds.
Kruses ultimate dream is to be a soloist with major orchestras, so she plays in competitions like this to improve her performance skills, she says. Participating in this competition was a fantastic experience because I had the privilege of playing with two other outstanding artists, says Kruse. Kruse is a student of David Hickman, Regents' Professor of Music.