Young Artists Competition

The Young Artists Competition promotes excellence through competition in the field of music performance.The competition is open to classical instrumentalists and vocalists who are residents of either Westmoreland or Fayette County or take private music lessons in either of those two counties and have not yet graduated from high school. Participants compete for performance opportunities as determined by a three-judge panel. Cash prizes will be awarded as determined by the judges.

Requirements

Applicants submit an application and an audition recording with a minimum of two contrasting pieces from classical repertoire. After reviewing, judges will select finalists for the live audition. Winners and those earning an honorable mention will present a recital for family, friends and the public at Seton Hill Performing Arts Center.

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