Music Worcester 2017 Young Artist Competitions

Y.A.C. 2017

Music Worcester Announcement
For Immediate Release

Contact:  Midge Hamilton, Marketing Director, Music Worcester
Midge@MusicWorcester.org   508.754.3231

 
 

 Music Worcester Young Artist Competitions 2017 Open for Entries

March 10, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Midge Hamilton, 508.754.3231
midge@musicworcester.org

Music Worcester is pleased to announce that the 2017 Young Artist Competitions are open for entries.

On-line entries are available from the Y.A.C. page on the Music Worcester web site HERE. Only on-line entries are accepted.

Music Worcester's Young Artist Orchestra Competition: Junior Division/grades 6-8 or equivalent will be held on May 3, 2017.
Open to Worcester County residents performing standard classical orchestral repertoire.

Music Worcester's Young Artist Orchestra Competition: Senior Division/grades 9-12 or equivalent will be held on May 4 2017.
Open to Worcester County residents performing standard classical orchestral repertoire.

The competition has grown and been divided into two divisions on two days, and is held in Alden Memorial Hall on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The Competition awards monetary prizes, including the Music Guild's Stasia B. Hovenesian Prize, honoring Music Worcester's long-time former executive director.

Music Worcester's Vocal Prize award (formerly run by Opera Worcester) Auditions on April 30, 2017 open to high school and college students seriously studying voice (opera, musical theater, etc.). Auditions are held at the Briarwood Community in Worcester. There is no residency qualification for this vocal competition.

The Young Artists Vocal Prize, awarded for the first time in 2016 by Music Worcester, was previously offered by Opera Worcester, which was officially disbanded in 2015, and the award taken into the family of Young Artist Competitions of Music Worcester.