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.

Save the date! The 2025 YACC Competition will take place on January 15, 2025.

YACC Winner

The 2024 YACC Winner is Violinist Jane Story.

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I am very appreciative to be able to perform in such a competition like this of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestras Young Artist Concerto Competition but also to be recognized with incredible regards as 2024’s runner up.
- Mason Ohm


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Selina Wen
Indre Raghavan

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