Classical Music

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.



Why Apply

  • 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


To find out about what is needed for your classical music application, just download the PDF below that corresponds to your category.