The Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program (YYPA) was designed in 1988 to recognize outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Hundreds of applicants, ages 18-22, apply annually and undergo a rigorous taped audition process for a panel of internationally acclaimed musicians. Winners are invited to attend an all-expense paid weekend as part of the Music for All™ Summer Symposium, and 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.
YYPA Applications are due February 28th. The 2015 Application is available online, via Acceptd, at http://4wrd.it/YYPA15_APPLY. Info about the program, and a link to the application are also found on our website (http://4wrd.it/YYPA_2015).
*There is a $25 application fee.*