Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition: Apply Now!

Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition

Between the ages of 18-22?
Have great drum or percussion skills?
Apply for Yamaha’s Young Performing Artists Competition:

This program recognizes top young achievers in contemporary, jazz, and classical music. The prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to Indiana, USA in June 2018, to take part in Yamaha’s Young Performing Artist Celebration at the Music For All Summer Symposium. You’ll have the opportunity to perform in front of thousands of people, attend workshops and clinics designed to launch a professional career, and get some great media exposure. This is an amazing opportunity that can put you on the path to a serious life in music.

To apply, you need to:

  • Be a full-time student in the USA
  • Have reached a “high-level” of musical achievement for your age
  • Get a music teacher/conductor/professional performer/music dealer or community music leader to nominate you (ask your music teacher!)
  • Submit a video recording of a great solo performance

Unfortunately this opportunity is only open to people in the USA. If you think you have what it takes, check out the details and apply here. The competition closes January 8th 2018, so you have a good amount of time to get your application together. As well as a drums category, there is also an opening for mallet or concert percussionists. If you apply, good luck!