Young Texas Artists Music Competition

12/31/2020 deadline
$65.00 fee

Classical/OperaUndergraduateYoung ArtistEmerging ProOtherVoicePianoInstrumentalPaid

The internationally recognized YTA program is open to classical artists, ages 18-32 (20-32 for Voice division), who are Texas residents or are enrolled in Texas music schools.

Those attending a Texas college, university or music school, or

Permanent residents of Texas enrolled in any college, university, or music school, or Current Texas residents.

Persons holding a Texas driver’s license or Texas voter registration card are considered to be Texas residents. Previous YTA grand prize winners and students of current judges are not eligible.

Candidates will compete in one of four divisions:

• Voice

• Piano

• Strings

• Winds, Brass, Percussion, Harp and Guitar

Preliminary rounds begin Thursday and continue through Saturday afternoon. Two finalists from each division will be selected to compete in the final competition Saturday evening, which is held in concert form. Final judging will take place during the Saturday evening concert with the repertoire and order being selected by the judges. Formal attire is required for the final round. Each candidate will receive a written critique from each judge for one or both rounds.

The YTA Competition Committee, at the recommendation of the judges, reserves the right to alter the finalist selection and also the right to withhold granting a division prize should there be a lack of a suitable candidate

Each candidate will be judged by the highest artistic standards in regard to musicianship, technical proficiency, selection of repertoire, stage deportment and artistry. Formal attire is required only for the finals. All selections must be performed from memory.

See our website for a specific recording, repertoire and application requirements. Submission Deadline for all materials is December 31st, 2020, 11:59 p.m CST

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