Young Artists Competition

The Livingston Symphony Orchestra created the annual Young Artists Competition in 1975 to help support the growth of our local young artists and highlight music education in the state of New Jersey. The competition draws from the finest musical talent in the tri-state area, open to young musicians ages 14 to 21.

The Young Artists Competition has become a stepping stone for young musicians hoping to become professional artists, and has proven to be an excellent showcase of NJ talent!  Dedicated artists from across the state, aged 14-21, compete annually for the grand prize of a $1,000 scholarship and a solo performance with the orchestra.  The LSO strives to support excellence in the arts through the competition and to provide the winner valuable resources for continued excellence.

The 2019 Young Artists Concerto Competition:

Applications are due January 11, 2019, and can be found below.

The competition is open to all legal residents of the State of New Jersey, 14 to 21 years of age on or before February 2, 2019.

This competition is open to players of any orchestral instrument, excluding piano.

This years auditions will held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Livingston Public Library, located at 10 Robert H Harp Dr, Livingston, NJ.

The winner of this year’s competition will perform with the orchestra on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

2019 YACC Document links (click to download):

Application in .docx format | Application in .doc format | Application in .pdf format

2018 YACC Brochure in .docx format | 2019 YACC Brochure in .pdf format