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YYPA 2021 Competition Update:

The very difficult decision has been made to cancel the 2021 YYPA Competition and look forward with great anticipation to the 2022 YYPA Competition. We plan to extend the age limit by one year for the 2022 Competition. Please check back here or our website for official updates and 2022 competition rules in summer of 2021.

The YYPA program recognizes outstanding young musicians from the worlds of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Winners of this competition will be invited to attend an all-expense paid weekend at the Music for All™ Summer Symposium, receive a once in a lifetime performance opportunity in front of thousands, national press coverage, receive a recording and photos of the live performance, and participate in workshops designed to launch a professional music career. Winners also will enjoy many of the privileges of a Yamaha Artist, including services and communication with Yamaha's Artist Relations department.

View the 2020 Official Competition Rules here.

If you have any questions regarding the YYPA program, please contact Jalissa Gascho directly at jgascho@yamaha.com.

For technical questions, please check out our Help Desk for frequently asked questions.