Classical Music is one of 10 artistic disciplines in YoungArts’ national competition. This discipline is open to orchestral instrumentalists, pianists, and composers.
To be eligible, you must be able to answer ”Yes“ to these statements:
- I am either a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident/green card recipient, or I can demonstrate that I am legally able to receive taxable income in the United States.
- I am in grades 10–12 or 15–18 years of age on December 1 of the year I am applying.
- If I’m selected as a Finalist, this would be my first time attending National YoungArts Week.
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.
2024 application requirements will be available soon. Sign up for updates.
Double Bass (Contrabass)
The 2024 YoungArts application opens June 2023.
My fellow Classical Musicians were the shining stars for me; their young yet accomplished talents always startled me with awe.”
— Andy Park (2020 Classical Music)