We are excited to be continuing our annual Young Artist Awards Competition in partnership with Classical KING FM 98.1! All young classical musicians in Washington State ages 6 to 20 are encouraged to send in a five-minute video entry for consideration.
YAA is divided into two categories of participation: Solo and Chamber. The Solo category is separated into 2 age divisions while the Chamber category only has one.
Solo (Instrumental and Vocal)
Chamber (2-5 instruments)
Finalists in each category will perform live on KING FM’s NW Focus LIVE. Grand-prize winners will receive a $500 cash prize provided by BECU and be invited to perform at the Center for Chamber Music.
April 11, 2022- Video submissions due 11:59 PM
May 2, 2022- Finalists decided
May 20, 2022- NW Focus LIVE Episode 1
May 27, 2022- NW Focus LIVE Episode 2
June 3, 2022- Winners announced
June 10, 2022- Winners recital at Seattle Chamber Music Society Center for Chamber Music
Finalists and winners will be decided by a panel of eight world class artists including James Ehnes, Artistic Director of Seattle Chamber Music Society. Judge’s votes will be combined with a public open voting period to determine finalists. Stay tuned for more information on public voting!