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Winners of the YCA Susan Wadsworth International Auditions and Composer-in-Residence Search represent the future of classical music, and we invest in their careers so they may spend a lifetime bringing the gift of music to audiences around the world. Throughout their tenure, emerging artists benefit from YCA’s connections with the industry’s managers, concert presenters, conductors of major orchestras, and financial supporters, as well as its long-standing reputation for discovering and furthering the careers of extraordinary young artists.
The 2024 YCA Susan Wadsworth International Auditions
YCA’s rigorous audition process identifies the most extraordinary musicians to become recipients of the YCA Jacobs Fellowship. This transformative three-year program takes artists to new levels of creative growth, offering them a holistic combination of digital tools, mentorship, project development, performance opportunities, and training in education and community engagement.
Applications for the 2024 Auditions are now open!
Click the button below for auditions guidelines, schedules, eligibility, and requirements.
YCA Composer-in-Residence Program
Young Concert Artists also discovers the most talented new composers through a selection process that takes place every two years. Over the course of a two-year residency, YCA’s new Composer-in-Residence collaborates closely with artists on the YCA roster to fulfill two commissions, bringing two new compositions to life in high-profile YCA debut concerts. The composer-in-residence also builds relationships with YCA alumni through a third commission, and through a mentorship with a YCA alumnus/alumna composer.
We are thrilled to welcome Alistair Coleman as the 2023 YCA Composer-in-Residence! Learn more about Alistair.
The 2023 Composer Search is now closed. Please check back in January 2025 for information on our next Composer Search.