Academy flutist Mei Stone wins Marine Band Concerto Competition

  • Mei Stone, right, at the Marine Band Concerto Competition. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Kristin duBois)

  • The winners in the 2015-16 Interlochen Arts Academy Concerto Competition: Mei Stone, flute; Shihao Zhu, clarinet; Tianlu Jerry Xu, cello; Ailun Zheng, piano.

February 15, 2016

Congratulations to current Interlochen Arts Academy student Mei Stone on a number of recent wins and accolades. First, Stone won the Marine Band Concerto Competition in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Feb. 13. Her win garnered her a scholarship from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and an invitation to return to D.C. to perform as a soloist with "The President’s Own" U.S. Marine Band on April 10, 2016.

Next, Stone was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, and will appear on NPR's From The Top on Friday, March 4, 2016. Additionally, she was selected once again for the Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. After touring China with the NYO last summer, she will perform with them again at Carnegie Hall before leaving for a European tour this summer.

Stone was also named one of the winners in the 2015-16 Interlochen Arts Academy Concerto Competition. She and her fellow concerto winners took the stage at Corson Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Visit our archives for a video of that performance.

Congratulations to Mei Stone on all of her recent successes.