2015 Young Artist Solo Competition Winner
David Bayard is a senior at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans, where Eric Bushey is the band director. He began his music instruction on the piano at age 8 and started playing alto saxophone when he was 12. His interest in music didn’t hit its peak until his sophomore year of high school when he started taking lessons with Steven Klimowski. In his junior and senior years, he received the Vermont Northwest District Performance Scholarship. He also participated in the New England Festival Concert Band, the Vermont All State Concert Band, and won a Vermont All State Woodwind Scholarship in his senior year. He plans to pursue a music education degree at either Indiana University or the University of North Texas.