If you wish, you may direct your contribution to any of the following programs.
Keep Our Artists Working Fund
The COVID-19 crisis has turned the music world upside down leaving our artists in an extremely vulnerable position. Performance venues have closed, forcing musicians to reimagine their work lives with an unprecedented immediacy. At Young Concert Artists, we are determined to help our musicians make the most of this extraordinarily difficult time. Until we can get them back on stage, we must Keep Our Artists Working!
Young Concert Artists International Auditions
Hundreds of aspiring musicians compete in the annual YCA International Auditions. The Winners are selected by a distinguished jury based on virtuosity, musicianship and individuality All winners join the YCA Roster for a minimum of three years.
YCA manages 25-30 artists on its roster annually, providing them with concert engagements, publicity, and individualized career guidance until they are signed by commercial management. A close relationship between YCA and the artists continues throughout their careers.
The YCA Debut Concerts
The YCA Concert Series provides its new winners with debuts in both New York and Washington, D.C., and introduces them to the public and press at venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Kennedy Center.
The YCA Composer Program
Every 2-3 years, a gifted young American composer is selected to receive management and two commissions to be written for YCA soloists. The commissions premiere in the Concert Series and are performed throughout the country.
The Annaliese Soros Educational Residency Program
YCA artists teach masterclasses, perform, and lead interactive question and answer sessions in schools and colleges nationwide. Through this program, our artists communicate with audiences of all ages and inspire future music lovers.
YCA Career Catalyst
Young Concert Artists is thrilled to launch the YCA Career Catalyst. This series distills the comprehensive services that YCA offers to roster artists in the form of Tuesday night sessions, bringing great speakers to address critical issues for working musicians. How can you harness the power of social media for self-promotion? Why is it important to craft a compelling artist statement? What equipment is best for producing your own content? How can you contribute to a more inclusive future in classical music? How can good personal finances maximize artistic output? How can you design your best life as a freelance musician? Join us for this exciting new series! Register here.
Orchestra Partners Program
YCA offers a limited number of US orchestras the opportunity to engage a soloist for a reduced fee. To supplement the reduced fee, YCA provides $1,000 per engagement to the artist.