Young Artists Competition
The Symphony Guild of Charlotte congratulates Finalists for the 2020 Young Artists Competition!
Thank you to all the excellent young musicians who submitted videos in Phase 1
and, thank you to all the teachers and parents supporting
these very talented young people behind the scenes.
We invite you to join us for the Final Competition to cheer on your fellow musicians:
Saturday, February 8
1:00 5:00 pm
Christ Lutheran Church Sanctuary 4519 Providence Road
And, to all of you (who are not seniors this year!), we look forward to your participation for the 2021 Competition. Look for details and application information in late spring.
The 2020 Young Artists Competition Committee
Deborah Aitken, Susan Allemeier, Aram Bryan, Joan Foley, Carol Follmer, Kinsey Fournier,
Lisa Phillips, Mike Rutledge, Stephanie Stenglein, Linda Weisbruch
and Christopher James Lees (our special advisor)
The Young Artists Competition is our oldest project and is a concerto competition for area secondary school musicians, ages 12 to 18. It was established in 1955 in partnership with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
This year, the Competition will unfold in two phases a preliminary round via video submissions, and a final round via live performance. Both components will be adjudicated by the same panel of judges selected from the Carolinas region.
You are eligible to enter the competition if your permanent home address is in Mecklenburg or contiguous counties (Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Union in North Carolina, and Lancaster and York in South Carolina)
Advanced Level: Open to ages 12-18*
Intermediate Level: Open to ages 12-15*
Grand Prize Winners from previous years are not eligible to compete in the same Level. Entrants may compete on only one instrument each year.
Cost: $35 per application*
Please read all the information provided including Eligibility, Entry Instructions and Awards, complete the application form, including the online links to the two required segments listed below and submit the $35 entry fee where indicated.
How to Enter:
Applications Now Closed for 2020 Competition
Please refer to our Video and Artistic Statement Guidelines for additional information and suggestions for both musical and written submissions.
October 31, 2019 Repertoire, if other than listed, approval deadline (extended from Sep 1)
December 1, 2019 Online application and musical submission closed, judging begins
December 20, 2019 Judges complete selection of 12 finalists from all categories for each division
January 4, 2020 All category finalists will be notified
February 8, 2020 Final round to select Award winners will take place on February 8th at Christ Lutheran Church
If you have any scheduling requests, please email YAC@symphonyguildcharlotte.org. The week prior to the final competition, finalists will be notified of their exact performance time.
Repertoire (Approved Repertoire)
*The Symphony Guild of Charlotte supports every young musician's participation in the Young Artists Competition. If there are barriers to anyone's participation, we ask for the opportunity to assist in removing those barriers, if possible. Please contact us at YAC@symphonyguildcharlotte.org; we are happy to help.