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UMass Young Artist Awards 2021

 

Eligibility  |  Awards  |  Applicaton  |   Fee  |  Sponsors

Open to all Massachusetts high school students

UMass Young Artist Awards is a new online competition this spring created by the music performance faculty at the UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance. With opportunities for performing musicians of all generations so limited during this time, we conceived of this event as a means of providing younger artists with some assistance in furthering their musical studies. We are pleased to offer this opportunity to young musicians to perform, compete, and receive professional feedback.
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ELIGIBILITY

Open to high school students who are residents of Massachusetts or who attend school in Massachusetts. Applicants must have a social security number.  Applicants must not be under professional management. This year's awards will consider classical submissions only.

 

AWARDS

Voice
High School Division 1 (9th and 10th grade students)
1st Place $500
2nd Place $300
3rd Place $200

High School Division 2 (11th and 12th grade students)
1st Place $500
2nd Place $300
3rd Place $200

Winds/Brass/Percussion
1st Place $1000
2nd Place $500
3rd Place $250
Additional category awards courtesy of S.E. Shires, Vic Firth, Virtuosity Musical Instruments, David French Music, Osmun Music, Yamaha and Gerry's Music Shop.  (Logos below. See award details on repertoire requirements pdf for Winds/Brass/Percussion)

Piano
1st Place $1000
2nd Place $500
3rd Place $250
Honorable Mention Awards

Strings
1st Place $1000
2nd Place $500
3rd Place $250
Honorable Mentions: $100 gift certificates will be awarded by Stamell Strings

* Funding will be disbursed in accordance with University policies and may be subject to state and federal taxes. No other disbursement arrangements will be made.

All entrants will receive written feedback from University of Massachusetts jurors and guests.

Winning video submissions may be posted on UMass Department of Music & Dance website, YouTube Channel and other social media, subject to the discretion of the UMass Department of Music and Dance.

 

APPLICATION

Deadline: Completed application with YouTube submissions and application fee must be received by 11:59pm on May 1, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Video recording submissions should be sent electronically via link to YouTube. Links should be included on your Online Application form.

Click for Rules & Information (including Video Recording guidelines & winner announcement info), and
Repertoire requirements for Voice, Winds/Brass/Percussion, Piano, Strings  (pdfs)

Application Fee: $35.00 USD *(non-refundable) by PayPal. Applications will not be considered complete without the application fee. Please click on "Buy Now" to pay the $35 fee.

 

* Fee waiver possible for students with financial need. Please email techang@umass.edu

 

SPONSORS  (click on logo for sponsor website):

S.E. Shires   Osmun Music   Stamell Stringed Instruments   Gerry's Music Shop  YamahaDavid French MusicVirtuosity Musical InstrumentsVic Firth Mallets