Now Open – Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition

From a Yamaha Press Release

For nearly 30 years, the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Program has helped launch the careers of many highly successful musicians and music educators. If you know or have students (ages 18-22) who rise above the rest when it comes to musical performance, they should know about this unique competition and program.

“I absolutely loved my time as a 2008 YYPA Winner,” says 2008 Trumpet Winner and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet, Conrad Jones. “Soloing for such a large and enthusiastic audience really helped me develop a sense of what it takes to handle the ‘hot seat.’ I still rely on my Yamaha instruments on a weekly basis with the ISO!”

Many competitions offer a one-time cash prize. The YYPA Competition offers a future – the winners are invited to attend an all-expense paid weekend as part of the Music for All™ Summer Symposium. Through this experience, winners receive a once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunity in front of thousands of students with national press coverage, are honored at an awards ceremony, receive a recording and photos of their live performance, and participate in professional workshops and clinics designed to launch a professional music career. The 2018 winners will join more than 250 other talented musicians who have earned the distinction since the program’s inception.

YYPA Competition applications are due January 8, 2018! Please encourage your students to apply for this once in a lifetime opportunity, forward this message to your colleagues or apply if you are between the ages of 18-22.

Please visit to learn more and to apply for the 2018 YYPA Competition.