Join the Roster!
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 2023 YCA Susan Wadsworth International Auditions
Each year after a rigorous audition process, Young Concert Artists chooses a new group of stellar young musicians to add to its roster with the promise of debuts in both New York City and Washington, DC, followed by at least three years of career management. This includes providing performance opportunities, promotional marketing services, travel arrangements, educational residency experience, and extensive professional development.
The application deadline has passed. If you wish to be considered for an audition this year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.