KING FM and Seattle Chamber Music Society
Application deadline: 3/24/2019, 11:59 PM

The KING FM Young Artist Awards, presented in partnership with Seattle Chamber Music Society and now in its eighth season, strives to give talented young musicians a bigger stage. This competition is one element of our promise to the community of more support for arts education, community partnerships with the arts, and more live broadcasts. The competition is open to solo musicians (instrumental or vocal) ages 6-20 in two age divisions – 1) ages 6-15 and 2) ages 16-20.

Through a combination of world-class judges and listener votes, finalists in each age division are chosen and perform live on the air before a winner in each of the two age divisions is crowned.

There is a separate category for chamber ensembles (groups of 2-5 instrumentalists) ages 13-23. Musicians may enter both the solo and ensemble categories.

Finalists in each category will perform on NW Focus LIVE. Grand-prize winners will perform on NW Focus LIVE at Resonance at SOMA Towers in front of a live audience. Grand-prize winners will also win a $500 cash prize provided by BECU (note – winners of the ensemble category win a total of $500, to be split between the members).

Submissions welcome now through Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Full rules and guidelines available here.