Collegiate Concerto Winner Taylor Pastore

Taylor Pastore

The Butler County Symphony Association is pleased to announce that the Collegiate Concerto Competition winner for 2024 is flautist Taylor Pastore.

Taylor is a native of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Canon-McMillan High School. She currently studies music education and psychology at Slippery Rock University, participating in many musical programs, including the orchestra and flute ensemble. Taylor is a member of the National Flute Association’s collegiate flute choir and performs with various musical organizations in Washington, Pennsylvania. Taylor is a recipient of the John Phillip Sousa award and a member of the Tri-M Honors Society. She has been playing the flute for over a decade and plans to pursue a career in music education upon graduation from Slippery Rock University.
The Collegiate Concerto Competition is one of many community outreach initiatives conducted by the Butler County Symphony Association. The organization’s mission is to provide quality symphonic and classical music to the surrounding community, and function as an educational resource to local schools by providing a venue for community musicians to develop their talents and skills. To fulfill this mission, there are various educational initiatives throughout the season culminating with the annual concert in March.

Concerto winner Taylor Pastore will be playing Ballade by Albert Perilhou during the Butler County Symphony Orchestra’s Mahler’s Titan concert, on Saturday, March 2nd, at Butler’s Intermediate High School Auditorium. Also, featured will be the Side-by-Side Honors Symphony.

The Collegiate Concerto Competition was held in January at Swope Music Hall on the campus of Slippery Rock University.