Student Programs

2022 Young Artist Awards

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.

Entry Requirements

  • Live in Washington State
  • Age 6-20
  • Must be available for all performance dates


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)

  • Division 1: Ages 6-15
  • Division 2: Ages16-20

Chamber (2-5 instruments)

  • Ages 12-20

Prizes and Performance Dates

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.

Important Dates

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!

Complete Rules and Regulations


Submit Application!