YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION gives musicians between the ages of 8 and 18 a chance to shine on the radio in a musical contest critiqued by local professionals. 1st place, 2nd place, and the honorable mentions are invited to perform on WUOLive.
Results of the 2017 90.5 WUOL/PNC Young Artist Competition:
1st Place: Jina Park, violin
2nd Place: Sarah Martel, piano
Noah Centers, Euphonium
Christopher Liu, piano
Harin Oh, piano
Emily Steinbach, piano
Annie Daigle, violinist (Louisville Orchestra)
Matilda Ertz, pianist (Youth Performing Arts School)
Matthew Nelson, clarinetist (University of Louisville)
HOW TO ENTER
Enter online by November 1, 2017 at midnight.
Submit a printed version of the online form, and a check or money order by mail, postmarked no later than November 1, 2017.
APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE AN APPLICATION FEE OF TWENTY DOLLARS ($20.00) AND MUST BE POSTMARKED OR SUBMITTED ONLINE NO LATER THAN November 1, 2017. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Note: This year we will not be offering open studios.
Application Registration/Postmark Deadline: November 1, 2017
Notification of audition time: November 7, 2017
Competition: November 18, 2017 9am-5pm
Winners Recital: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 12 noon – Call times between 10:30 & 11:30
Louisville Public Media/90.5 WUOL, 619 S. Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Eligible pre-college, students ages 8-18 currently studying with teachers in Louisville or surrounding Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio counties within a radius of 125 miles from Louisville. We accept both solo and chamber works.
Students should choose one (1) piece or movement from a larger work that best showcases their or their group’s ability. The use of a background tape or CD is strictly prohibited. All students must provide their own accompanist, if applicable. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate piano concerto repertoire at this time. The maximum allotted time per audition is 10 minutes. Judges have the option of ending the performance at any time.
Judges will be professional musicians who have no students entered in the competition.
Judges will comment on various aspects of the student’s performance. Students will receive judges comments (if any), upon request. The judges’ decisions are final.
First Place: $200 cash prize
Second Place and Honorable Mentions
All winners (first, second and honorable mentions) must perform for the live, radio broadcast of on 90.5 WUOL November 22, 2017 12 noon. The notifications of winners will be made prior to the broadcast, but an announcement will be made on air.
Acknowledgement of application receipt and the audition schedule will be e-mailed.
APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE AN APPLICATION FEE OF TWENTY DOLLARS ($20.00) AND MUST BE POSTMARKED OR SUBMITTED ONLINE NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 1, 2017. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
2016 Winner’s Recital below:
Find out where previous winners of YAC are now and how they got there: