Originally Published by: MyMCMedia on 01/04/2022
Written by: Sarah Dilworth
Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the 19th annual Young Artist Award Competition will return to a virtual format. The Young Artist Awards aim to enrich the experiences of musicians ages 12-18. The application deadline for the competition, hosted by the City of Gaithersburg in association with the Kentlands Community Foundation, has been extended to Jan. 22. The competition will now be in a conservatory style with no individual instrument categories, according to a city press release.
All auditions should be submitted on video and performances should not exceed 10 minutes. The video submissions cannot be altered or edited, including audio or visual changes.
The submission files need to be in MP4 or AVI format and must be accompanied by a PDF copy of the sheet music for each piece. A full list of the submission instructions can be read in this City of Gaithersburg document.
The annual competition is juried with participants receiving written feedback from the jurors. Top prize winners will be featured in a concert. Young musicians between the ages of 12 and 18 are encouraged to apply.
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