Young Artist Competition

The 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. Our Champions Recital is open to the public and will take place on May 1st, 2019 12:00 PM at Louisville Public Media, 619 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202.

2019 Judges

Andrea Diggs, Sacred Heart Academy School for the Arts

Evan Vivic, Louisville Orchestra

Dave Clark, Bellarmine University

WUOLive – 2017 Young Artist Competition Winners

We’ve got the winners of this year’s Young Artist Competition in our studio to perform one of our favorite recitals of the year!

Posted by 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

National Arts Standards

MU:Pr4.1.E.IIIa develop and apply criteria to select varied programs to study and perform based on an understanding of theoretical and structural characteristics and expressive challenges in the music, the technical skill of the individual or ensemble, and the purpose and context of the performance.

MU:Pr6.1.E.IIIa demonstrate an understanding and mastery of the technical demands and expressive qualities of the music through prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire representing diverse cultures, styles, genres, and historical periods in multiple types of ensembles.

MU:Pr4.3.E.IIIa demonstrate how understanding the style, genre, and context of a varied repertoire of music informs prepared and improvised performances as well as performers’ technical skill to connect with the audience.

Results of the 2017 90.5 WUOL/PNC Young Artist Competition:

1st Place: Jina Park, ​violin​

2nd Place: Sarah Martel, piano

Honorable Mentions:
Noah Centers, Euphonium
Christopher Liu, piano
Harin Oh, piano
Emily Steinbach, piano

2017 Judges:

Annie Daigle, violinist (Louisville Orchestra)
Matilda Ertz, pianist (Youth Performing Arts School)
Matthew Nelson, clarinetist (University of Louisville)


2016 Winner’s Recital:

Find out where previous winners of YAC are now and how they got there: