Young Artists Competition

Hello Young Musicians!

We have some bad news and some good news--The bad news is that there is a world pandemic which has caused us to cancel our Young Artist Concert for 2021. The good news is that we will still be holding a 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition!

We will be inviting young musicians around the valley to send in video auditions of their concerto performances. A selection of finalists will be announced and invited to perform their concertos with their own accompanist on stage for a videotaped concert. This will be posted on YouTube and linked from our website (as well as all of yours)!

We will not be having a group piece this year and the rotation of instruments will resume next season.

Rules and Regulations of Competition:

Qualifiers for Participation

  1. The Utah Valley Symphony seeks to promote young musicians from Utah County. Therefore, the UVS Young Artist competition is open to musicians age 25 or younger who have attended public, private, charter or home school in Utah Valley. Parents must have established permanent residency for at least two (2) years during the musician's elementary or secondary school years. The permanent residence must be within Utah County or from areas of rural Utah that do not have similar opportunities in their communities. Therefore, residents of other Wasatch Front counties (Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Box Elder, Cache) as well as Iron County and Washington County are ineligible.

  2. Registration will be open Monday, February 01, 2021. The cost to register is $25.00 per Registrant. Registration, payment, and uploads will be made through this webpage. Payments will process through Paypal (A PayPal account is not required - it will accept your Credit Card). All registrations and fees must be received by Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Multiple registration discounts for additional siblings are available by typing in the Audition ID Number of any of the previously registered siblings. First child is $25.00. Each additional registered child is $10.00.

  3. A link will be provided for you to upload a video recording of your audition. Uploads need to be submitted prior to Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Divisions / Performer Details / Piece selections

  1. The 3 categories are: Elementary (K-6), Junior (7-11), Senior (grade 12 - Age 25).
  2. A Young Artist may perform twice as a winner in the Young Artist Concert by winning in 2 of the 3 categories -- at least 3 years apart. Performances in the School concerts do not count towards this two-concert total.

  3. The audition piece must be a work for soloist (or soloists) and orchestra (although for this year, it will be performed with piano accompaniment). The piece must be memorized and performed with a live accompanist.

Audition Recordings :

  • Your video audition must beĀ uploaded by Saturday, March 27, 2021. After registration is closed, please submit your audition video here.
  • The pieceĀ must be memorized and performed with a live accompanist.
  • Length of performance video should be no longer than 5 minutes in length. Please make judicious cuts.
  • Wear best clothes.
  • Winners will be announced by Saturday, April 2, 2021
  • Video must be less that 500mb.

Post Competition

Finalists/Winners of the Utah Valley Symphony Young Artists competition will perform on Friday, April 16, 2021 on stage with their accomanists for a video-taped concert. Details TBD.

Competition Registration

Registration and $25.00 fee must be received by Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

For additional questions not addressed here please email: