The National Young Maestro Competition is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is geared towards providing young, gifted, and talented musicians a venue within which to express their musical abilities.  The goal of NYMC 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.  NYMC recognizes students with various backgrounds in musical education as well as the full spectrum of musical ability. Instrumentalists and vocalists, both solo and chamber, will have the opportunity to perform for some of the most distinguished artists and faculty in the country.

The National Young Maestro Competition consists of two rounds.  The first round is the Preliminary Round Auditions, which can be a live performance or a recorded submission. After the same panel of judges reviews ALL of the auditions, the performer can expect to receive results within two weeks of the live audition date regarding the second round, which consists of the concert events described below. 

Gold Medal Winners Concert and Awards Ceremony

Held in Carnegie Hall's prestigious  Weill Recital Hall, the Gold Medal Winners Concert is the highest level concert event reserved for the students who have proven to have the finest quality of performance at the preliminary auditions.  

After hearing all performances during the concert, the presiding judges will be announcing Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention Winners in each age category.  

Judges may announce"Best Performance" Winners as well.

ONE Grand Prix Award  may or may not be awarded;
based solely on judges' discretion. ​​

Winners Concert and Awards Ceremony

The Winners Concert and Awards ceremony is a concert consisting of students who received Silver and Bronze medal awards after their preliminary round auditions. This season, the Winners Concert will also be held in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. 

After hearing all performances during the concert, the presiding judges will be announcing Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention Winners in each age category.  

Judges may announce"Best Performance" Winners as well.

Judges Honors Concert and Awards Ceremony

 

The Judges Honors Concert  will consist of students who were specifically selected to move forward by the judging panel based on the high quality of their performances in the Preliminary Round Auditions. During the Awards Ceremony, a member of the Judges Panel and a Board of Directors member will present the following awards:

​Judges Honors Outstanding Performance Award
Judges Honors Stage Presence Award
Judges Honors Musicianship Award
Judges Honors Merit Award
BEST OF PERFORMANCES IN OVER 20 CATEGORIES​​
*ADDITIONAL AWARDS WILL BE AWARDED IN THE 2019 SEASON*​
In addition, ALL students will be honored individually for the accomplishment of being selected to perform at this concert event. 

Special Recognition Concert and Awards Ceremony

 
Applicants invited to perform at the Special Recognition Concert are those who demonstrated musicianship, professionalism
and great potential​​ as young musicians.  
The goal of this concert is to showcase these talented students who have earned the opportunity of performing in a world class concert hall.  
ALL students will be individually recognized for their
achievements during the Awards Ceremony.