Are you a 15-18 year old singer?

The Voice discipline includes classical, jazz, pop and singer/songwriter. Vocalists and songwriters workshop and push the boundaries of their abilities with master teachers in their established field during this weeklong program.



Why Apply

  • Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships to spend as you wish

  • Take master classes with accomplished artists, such as Desmond Child, N'Dea Davenport, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Denyce Graves, Josh Groban, Judith Hill, Bobby McFerrin, Eric Owens, Tierney Sutton and Chris Young

  • 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

Am i eligible?

To apply to YoungArts, artists must be:

  • US citizens or have permanent resident status

  • 15-18 years of age or in grades 10-12 on December 1, 2016

Please also note that Finalists who have previously attended YoungArts Week are not eligible to apply in any discipline/category.  We encourage these artists to participate in alumni programming.  Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

How To Apply


Classical voice applicants must submit 3 videos (one art song in English, one art song in another language, and one song or aria selection of your choice). Jazz voice applicants must submit 4 videos (a jazz ballad, a swing tune, a bebop or blues tune, and a Bossa Nova tune). Pop voice applicants must submit 4 videos (2 in any style, one pop song from 1950-1979, and one pop song written after 1980). Singer-Songwriter applicants must submit 3 videos of original songs and the lyrics for each song. All the requirements are listed in the downloadable PDFs below.