Young Artists Competition and Concert - 2022

We are inviting young musicians from around the valley to submit video auditions of their concerto performances. A selection of semi-finalists will be announced and invited to perform their concertos "live" with their own accompanist for the final selection of young artists, on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at [Location TBA].

Important Dates

Friday, October 01, 2021 - Monday, November 01, 2021: Registeration open

Saturday, November 06, 2021: Deadline for audition upload

Wednesday, November 10, 2021: Semi Finalists announced

Saturday, November 13, 2021: Final "live" audition

Thursday and Friday, February 17 & 18 at 7:30 pm: Young Artist Concert w/UVS

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 period will begin Friday, October 01, 2021, and end Monday, November 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 Monday, November 01, 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. Upon registration, a link will be provided for you to upload a video recording of your audition. Uploads need to be submitted prior to Saturday, November 06, 2021.
  4. Semi-finalists will perform their concerts live, with accompanist, on Saturday, November 13, 2021 1:00 pm at [Location TBA]
    During the audition, the judges may ask to hear any passage(s) of the movement or piece that is being performed regardless of whether or not it is in the timed version of the auditioned piece.

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, both for the video audition, and if invited, the live final audition..

Audition Recordings :

  • Your video audition must beĀ uploaded by Saturday, November 06, 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.
  • Semi-finalists will be announced by Wednesday, November 10, 2021
  • Video size must be less that 1.5gb.

Post Competition

Finalists/Winners of the Utah Valley Symphony Young Artists competition will perform with the Symphony on Thursday and Friday, February 17 & 18 at 7:30 pm in the Covey Center for the Arts.

Competition Registration

Registration and $25.00 fee must be received by Monday, November 01, 2021.

For additional questions not addressed here please email: