Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition
Now accepting applications for 2013
The Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program (YYPA) was designed in 1988 to recognize outstanding young musicians from the worlds of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Hundreds of applicants, ages 16-21, apply annually and undergo a rigorous taped audition process for a panel of internationally acclaimed musicians. Winners of this competition are invited to attend an all-expenses-paid weekend as part of the Music for All™ Summer Symposium.
Through this experience, winners receive a once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunity in front of thousands of students with national press coverage, are honored at an awards ceremony, receive a recording and photos of their live performance, and participate in professional workshops and clinics designed to launch a professional music career.
The 2013 winners will join more than 200 other talented musicians who have earned the distinction over the past 25 years.
YYPA applications for 2013 are due March 15.
As we celebrate the program’s 25th anniversary, please encourage your students to apply for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Click here to view the official application for the 2013 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition.
Additional details can be found on the official YYPA website.