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 the ability to convey the ideas, themes, and narrative of each song.

Are you a vocalist who is 15–18 years old or in grades 10–12?

The 2023 YoungArts application closes on October 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET


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.

Application Requirements

All the requirements for the 2023 competition are listed in the downloadable PDFs.

Ask an Artist

Ask past award winners questions about their YoungArts experience and pursuing a career in the arts!
For questions about the application, visit our FAQ or email apply@youngarts.org.

Hear from Winners and Guest Artists

Julia Goodwin (2015 Voice)

Victoria Canal (2015 Voice)

Ryan Hurley (2015 Voice)

Chris Sampson, National Selection Panelist

La Tanya Hall, National Selection Panelist

Jason Ferrante, National Selection Panelist

Select Performances from Winners

Anthony Arya, Singer-Songwriter

Sarah Butler, Classical Voice

Aron Stornaiuolo, Jazz Voice

Emma Gonzalez, Jazz Voice

Ronell Warmuth, Classical Voice

Sage McNeely, Popular Voice

What YoungArts delivered blew any and all expectations out of my mind. The opportunities, the connections, all of the things that YoungArts has to offer as an organization and as a home for artists is something that could truly be impossible without it.”

— Anthony Josep (2020 Voice)