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Competition: 2024 Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) Competition and Program

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For more than 35 years, the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Program has helped launch the careers of
many highly successful musicians and music educators. If you know or have students (ages 18-22)
studying in the U.S. who rise above the rest when it comes to musical performance, they should know
about this unique competition and program. The 2024 competition application is open and the
deadline has been extended!

"I feel unbelievably inspired and refreshed after the YYPA Celebration Weekend. Meeting and working
with incredible musicians and leaders in the arts has made me feel so much more positive and
reinvigorated about the career I'm pursuing, and I am grateful to have made so many fantastic new
connections and friends!” said 2023 YYPA Winner Brian Kachur.

Many competitions offer a one-time cash prize. The YYPA Competition offers a future - the winners are
invited to attend an all-expense paid weekend as part of the Music for AllTM Summer Symposium.
Through this experience, winners receive a once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunity in front of
thousands of students, national press coverage, are honored at an awards ceremony, receive a
recording and photos of their live performance, and participate in professional workshops and clinics
designed to launch a professional music career. The 2024 winners will join more than 300 other talented
musicians who have earned the distinction since the program’s inception.

The deadline for the 2024 YYPA Competition was just extended to Sunday, January 14, 2024 at
midnight eastern time! Please encourage students, colleagues, friends to apply for this once in a
lifetime opportunity.

Please visit to learn more and to apply for the 2024 YYPA