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 Application IS LIVE!
Please contact Sam Pavel, Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 YACC Timeline
VIRTUAL FIRST ROUND
Saturday, April 17
Application postmarked by this date to be eligible to compete.
VIDEO SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Sunday, May 2
Video submission deadline (instructions will be provided after the application is received).
ADVANCEMENT DECISIONS ANNOUNCED
Friday, May 7
SEMIFINALS, LIVE IN-PERSON 2ND ROUND*
Mid-May (*exact date TBA)
*8-12 student musicians advance to participate in this live, in-person event. If we are unable to hold this event live due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the second round will become a virtual event.