About Young Maestro

The Young Maestro International Competition is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is geared towards providing young, gifted, and talented musicians exceptional performance opportunities.  The goal of Young Maestro International is not only to show each performer that they have the ability and potential to share the concert stage with some of their most advanced peers, but also that they are capable of attaining the incredible satisfaction that comes from performance on the concert stage. Young Maestro International recognizes students with various backgrounds in musical education as well as the full spectrum of musical ability. Instrumentalists and vocalists, both solo and chamber, jazz musicians and composers will have the opportunity to perform for some of the most distinguished artists and faculty in the country.

Young Maestro International

is proud to announce our affiliation with

Steinway

as an Educational Partner!

Young Maestro Competition

Structure​

  • The Young Maestro International Competition consists of two main rounds.  

  • Round 1 is the Preliminary Round of Auditions.  Participants can audition live or via recorded submission. During this round, a panel of judges decides which performers will be awarded with a performance opportunity in one of the prestigious concert halls that Young Maestro has the honor of hosting our events in each year.  

  • Round 2 is held during our Winners Concert Series.  A panel of judges presides over each concert and during the Awards Ceremony, they announce their choices for Medalists in each of the age categories.  Medals that are awarded in each age category are: Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention. For the 2021 season, performers will have the option of having their concert performance professionally recorded with official video and audio at Grace Recital Hall at no additional cost. Performers may submit their concert performance from another location.  Surroundings and attire must be concert appropriate.  Piano submissions on a keyboard are not accepted.  

  • An overall "Grand Prix" Winner may or may not be awarded each season, in each concert.

  • For our 2021 Season, all Winners will be invited to showcase they performance on our official Young Maestro International YouTube Channel.