Eugene Choo, a sophomore violin performance and biological sciences major, was named the winner of the Virginia Music Teachers National Association Young Artist String Competition.

The collegiate statewide competition is open to students ages 19–26.

As the winner of the collegiate state competition, he advances to the Southern Divisional round, where he will compete against representatives from nine different states.

Choo is a student of John Irrera, and assistant professor in the School of Performing Arts.