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 January with applications due prior. The winner of the YACC will appear as a soloist at a 2021 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 will be available soon. Please check back.

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YACC 2020 Winners

See our 2020 winner perform on August 18

Antonio Wu, piano, 2020 Young Artist Concerto Competition winner, will perform with Andrew Sewell and the WCO at Concerts on the Square. Antonio will perform the Mendelssohn Capriccio Brillant. Pictured above: Antonio Wu from Madison and runner-up Ally Hansen, a tubist from Mount Horeb.

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Concerts on the Square

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Concerts on the Square
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 — 6:00 PM
King Street corner of the Capitol Square
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