From a Yamaha Press Release.
For more than 30 years, the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Program (YYPA) has helped launch the careers of many highly successful musicians and music educators. If you know or have students (ages 18-22) who rise above the rest when it comes to musical performance, they should know about this unique competition and program. The 2020 competition application is open!
“The Yamaha Young Performing Artist experience remains one of the most rewarding endeavors of my artistic life. Being surrounded with such wonderful musicians for a week of music making and collaboration was an experience I’ll never forget,” said 2004 YYPA Winner and Yamaha Performing Artist Stephen Page. “The opportunity to connect with some of the strongest figures in our field helped me find greater focus in career development, and I am so grateful to Yamaha for offering such an exceptional program, and for their dedication to Music Education.”
Many competitions offer a one-time cash prize. The YYPA Competition offers a future – the winners are invited to attend an all-expense paid weekend as part of the Music for AllTM Summer Symposium. Through this experience, winners receive a once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunity in front of thousands of students with national press coverage, are honored at an awards ceremony, receive a recording and photos of their live performance, and participate in professional workshops and clinics designed to launch a professional music career. The 2020 winners will join more than 300 other talented musicians who have earned the distinction since the program’s inception.
YYPA Competition applications are due December 18, 2019 (midnight eastern time)! Please encourage your students to apply for this once in a lifetime opportunity, forward this message to your colleagues or apply if you are between the ages of 18-22.
Please visit http://4wrd.it/YYPA20_ORG to learn more and to apply for the 2020 YYPA Competition.