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The Fort Worth Symphony's Young Artist Competition is held every spring and is open to exceptional young instrumentalists and vocalists, age 18 and under, in the state of Texas. The semifinal and final rounds of the competition take place on stage at Bass Performance Hall on Saturday, March 12, 2022. The first prize winner receives a $5,000 scholarship, as well as the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Waxahachie High School Performing Arts Center in Fort Waxahachie, TX.


Application Process

To submit your application materials please click on the "Select Program" drop-down box on the left-hand side of this page and choose Young Artist Competition. Please read all guidelines for the competition and then click the button to "Apply." 

Applicants are required to upload all of their materials in the specified formats using this system. We will not accept hard copy CDs, DVDs, or portfolio materials.

For questions regarding the Young Artist Competition please contact Victoria Paarup, Artistic Operations Assistant Manager, at

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.