The Young Artist Concerto Competition is a highly regarded competition in which Wisconsin’s young musicians in piano, string, woodwind, brass, and percussion, grades 9–12, compete for scholarships and the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the WCO at Concerts on the Square. Auditions are adjudicated by a small panel composed of the WCO Music Director and musicians, providing valuable professional development for aspiring musicians.

The competition takes place in Spring with applications due prior. The winner of the YACC will appear as a soloist at a Concerts on the Square performance and will receive the David Lewis Crosby Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. The runner-up receives a $1,000 scholarship.


The 2022 YACC winner is violinist ava kenney!

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YOUNG ARTIST CONCERTO COMPETITION 2022 WINNER

Ava kenney, violin

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Maestro Sewell presents the 2020 YACC Awards

Antonio Wu, Piano

YACC 2020 Winner

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