Voice is one of 10 artistic disciplines in YoungArts’ national competition. This discipline encompasses in classical, jazz, popular voice and singer-songwriter. 

Competition Eligibility

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

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.

2024 application requirements will be available soon. Sign up for updates.

Classical Voice

Jazz Voice

Popular (Pop) Voice


The 2024 YoungArts application opens June 2023.

Have Questions?

See our FAQ for answers to common questions about the competition and application. 


Tips and Testimonials from Winners and Guest Artists

Application tips | Jason Ferrante, National Selection Panelist

Application tips | La Tanya Hall, National Selection Panelist

Application tips for singer-songwriters | Chris Sampson, National Selection Panelist

2023 Application Classical Voice Info Session

2023 Application Singer-Songwriter Info Session

What did you take away from YoungArts? | Julia Goodwin (2015 Voice)

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)