Utah State Instrument Championships


The 2018 Utah State Instrument Championships will take place on June 2 & 3 in conjunction with the Ogden Music Festival at Ft. Buenaventura State Park in downtown Ogden.

Registration is now available at :

The events will take place at the Bowery located on the festival grounds.  This event is free for spectators, but you do need to purchase a festival pass to enjoy the main stage performances.

Saturday June 2  8:00 AM Bluegrass Fiddle Championships  Novice & Open Divisions.

Banjo Championships  Novice & Open Division.  Directly following the Fiddle Championships.

Fingerstyle Guitar  Open Division Directly following the Banjo Championships.

Sunday  June 3   8:00 AM

Mandolin  Novice & Open Division

Flat Pick Guitar  Novice & Open Division  Directly following the Mandolin Championships.

For questions please contact event coordinator Mary Danzig  at [email protected]

The Utah State Instrument Championships follow Walnut Valley Contest Rules.


2017 Utah State Instrument Champions

Open Mandolin-  1)Hudson Bosworth 2) Stephen Santora 3) Christian Hearn

Novice Mandolin- 1)Rebecca Cengiz 2) Ben Petrie

Open Fiddle- 1)Bethany McCombe 2)Meagan Nay 3) Christine Gundayo

Novice Fiddle- 1) Benjamin Kieda  2) Brooke Tatum 3) Lucy Danzig

Open Banjo- 1) Eric Welty 2)Gregg Robbins-Welty 3) Hudson Bosworth

Novice Banjo- 1)Nate Horowitz 2) Lyndsay Gates

Open Flat Pick Guitar- 1) Kylie Anderson 2) Gregg Robbins-Welty 3) Julian Mitton

Novice Flat-Pick Guitar 1)Taylor Thurman 2) Jayda Thurmon 3) Ashlyn Weyand

Finger Style Guitar Champion-1) Arron Jacques 2) Nick Johnson 3) Scott Boyd


2016 Utah State Instrument Championships (USIC)

2016 Utah State Instrument Championship Results

Congratulations to all that participated!

Friday June 3rd, 2016  Fingerstyle Contest—Open Contest Only

1–James Murray  2– Brad Bertram  3– Brad Tew

Saturday June 4th, 2016  Banjo Open

1–Jordan Benson  2–Kent Monson  3–Ayden Anderson

Fiddle Contest


1–Leona Schupach  2–Cruise Barry  3–Chase Hearn


1–Anastasia Lund  2–Danielle Montague-Judd  3–Bethany McCombe

Sunday June 5th, 2016

Mandolin Open

1–Moriah Ozberkmen  2–Charles Fuertsch  3–Graham Northrop

Flatpick Guitar


1–Rebecca Cengiz-Robbs  2–Julie Borgman


1– Moriah Ozberkmen  2– Erin Patterson  3–Amanda Johnson


The 2016 Utah State Instrument Championships werel  held in conjunction with the Ogden Music Festival June 3, 4, & 5th.
The open division champions will receive an automatic entry to the Instrument Championships at the Walnut Valley Music Festival in Kansas in September.