Voice encompasses classical, jazz, popular voice and singer/songwriter. Strong auditions should demonstrate a mastery of technique, the ability to connect to material with a unique personal style, and have the ability to convey the ideas, themes, and narrative of each song.
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
Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities
Am I Eligible
To apply to YoungArts, artists must be:
A citizen of the United States or permanent resident/green card recipient (copy of documentation is required in the application)
15-18 years of age or in grades 10-12 on December 1, 2017
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
Review the requirements in the category your want to apply in
Prepare the required submission materials
Complete the application on Acceptd, an online application tool
Pay the $35 application fee or get a fee waiver.
Fee waivers are available to qualified applicants. This means, if you qualify, your entire application fee(s) will be waived and you will not have to pay. To receive a fee waiver, you must upload documentation of need (please see below). In order to successfully SUBMIT an application for review, these documents must be uploaded in the Payment section of the application prior to the October 13, 2017, 11:59pm EST deadline. NO EXCEPTIONS. One of the following documents may be uploaded for a fee waiver:
ACT or SAT testing fee waiver or NACAC College Application Fee waiver form.
Document that states you receive Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch program (FRPL).
Document from a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
Letter from a school teacher, guidance counselor or other school official stating that you qualify for financial aid.
Click SUBMIT by October 13, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
hear from alumni & master artists
Julia Goodwin | 2015 Winner in Voice
Victoria Canal | 2015 Winner in Voice
Ryan Hurley | 2015 Winner in Voice
Chris Sampson | National Selection Panelist in Voice
La Tanya Hall | National Selection Panelist in Voice
select performances by winners
Pascal Pahl | 2016 Winner in Jazz Voice
Jaylyn Simmons | 2016 Winner in Classical Voice
Paris Williams | 2016 Winner in Voice - Singer/Songwriter
AJ Hicks, II | 2016 Winner in Popular Voice
Matt Gumley | 2016 Winner in Voice - Singer/Songwriter