Are you a 15-18 year old classical musician?
Apply to YoungArts in 2017.
Classical Music is open to orchestral instrumentalists, pianists, and composers. The strongest auditions demonstrate excellence in the craft of playing or writing, the ability to reveal the nuances of each work, versatility, and a truly personal style.
Our 2017 Application is now closed. To receive updates on our 2018 Application, sign up below.
Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships to spend as you wish
Take master classes with accomplished musicians and composers such as Joshua Bell, Richard Danielpour, Dave Eggar, Stephen Hartke, Christian Hebel, Elizabeth Roe, William Short, Conrad Tao, and Michael Tilson Thomas
Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers
Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities
hear from winners & panelists
Chase Park | 2015 Winner in Music
Dave Eggar | 1987 Winner in Music
Daniel Bernard Roumain | Master Artist
select performances by winners
Horn Trio by Brahms performed by 2016 Winners
Trio by Jalbert performed by 2016 Winners
Trio by Destenay performed by 2016 Winners
Sonata by Mozart performed by 2016 Winners
Musikalisches Blumengartlein by Hindemith performed by 2016 Winners
Rondo Ghironda composed by 2016 Winner in Music Composition Alexander "Sasha" Yakub
To find out about what is needed for your classical music application, just download the PDF below that corresponds to your category.