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Young Artist Competition

The Young Artist Competition is a solo competition for freshmen and sophomore students.

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2021 Virtual Edition

  • Applications open on March 22, 2021 and are due on April 1, 2021
  • Entrants will submit a YouTube Link with their application
  • Each entrant will receive written feedback from esteemed adjudicators
  • The competition will be limited to 40 participants and will be selected by order of application
  • Winners announced by April 17, 2021

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Competition Guidelines

  • Your video must be submitted as a YouTube link with your application
    • It does not need to be anonymous
  • Judges will listen to five minutes of recorded material
    • If the video exceeds five-minutes, the judges will be instructed to conclude listening at the five-minute mark
  • Students can submit multiple short pieces if they fit in the time requirements
    • These should be edited into one video to be sent in one link
  • If a piece is for instrument/voice and piano, you are allowed to record with a collaborative artist but not required. Student safety and health is a major priority. Please follow OU School of Music COVID safety guidelines while preparing recordings for this competition
  • There are no repertoire restrictions—select music that best features your artistic abilities
  • Memorization is not required

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Eligibility

  • Freshman or sophomore music majors who have studied fewer than four semesters at OU
  • Must be in good academic standing at the time of the competition
  • Competitors will be full-time students
  • Average GPA must be above 3.0

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Awards

  • 1st Place: $400
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • Honorable Mentions
  • Seven students will have their videos featured on OU School of Music social media accounts
    • Vocal, Keyboard, String, and Wind/Percussion students will be recognized

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Applications

Applications are due on April 1, 2021

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Apply for 2021 Young Artist Competition

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Questions

Please direct any questions to Dr. Jonathan Nichol.