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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.
HEAR FROM ALUMNI & MASTER ARTISTS
Chase Park | 2015 Winner in Music
Dave Eggar | 1987 Winner in Music
Daniel Bernard Roumain | Master Artist
Marina Lomazov | National Selection Panelist in Music
select performances by winners
"Variations on a Theme by Paganini" (1941) Lutosławski by 2018 Winners
"Breathless" (2017) Composition by 2018 Winner Benjamin Champion
"Snapshots" (2011) Patrick Schulz performed by 2018 Winners
"Trio in A minor, Op 114" (1891) Brahms performed by 2018 Winners
"From Jewish Life No 1, Op 79" (1924) Bloch performed by 2018 Winners
"Zaka" (2003) Jennifer Higdon performed by 2018 Winners
About the Competition
For more information on the YoungArts' national arts competition please visit our main competition page. For application specific information such as eligibility or how to apply, visit our apply page.