2024 Aimee Krug Memorial Student Solo Competition


A founding member of the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble, Aimee shined as a gifted oboe instructor and performer. Her passion for teaching students was demonstrated by having several All-State qualifying students over the years.

Aimee passed from this life on Saturday, April 3, 2010 following a courageous battle with breast cancer. Aimee was a cherished member of the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble and we are dedicating this solo competition to her memory.

First Place: $1,000 cash prize and opportunity to perform solo accompanied by the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble
Second Place: $500 cash prize
Third Place: $250 cash prize

Entry deadline:  Monday, January 22, 2024
Audition date: Sunday, February 18, 2024
Performance date: Sunday, May 5, 2024

Past Winners

2023: Jayda Archer, French Horn, Ankeny High School
2022: Anthea Cheng, Flute, Johnston High School
2021: Mari Mineck, Trumpet, Waukee High School
2020: Lydia Berns-Schweingruber, Alto Saxophone, Gilbert High School
2019: Elizabeth Hertzberg, Flute, Waukee High School
2018: Maya Miller, Flute, Roosevelt High School
2017: Eli Blay, Trombone, Ankeny High School
2016: Adam Dostalik, Trombone, Johnston High School
2015: Emily Bieker, Flute, Waukee High School
2014: Sam Michels, Tuba, Dowling High School
2013: (no applicants)
2012: Elaine Kramme, Flute, Johnston High School
2011: Elizabeth Schlotfeldt, Clarinet, Nevada High School