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 May 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 $1,000. The runner-up receives a $500 scholarship.

The 2021 YACC winner is pianist Marianna Malinkine!


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Marianna Malinkine, Piano

Concerts on the Square, July 15: Bringing Us Together

Maestro Sewell presents the 2020 YACC Awards

Antonio Wu, Piano

Concerts on the Square, July 8: Summon the Heroes

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