The Young Artist Concerto Competition (YACC) 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 of the WCO Music Director and musicians, providing valuable professional development for aspiring musicians.
The competition takes place annually in January with the application opening in October. The winner of the YACC will appear as a soloist at Concerts on the Square and will receive the David Lewis Crosby Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. The runner-up will receive a $1,000 scholarship.