Young Artist Scholarship Competition

The Young Artist Scholarship Competition awards approximately $20,000 in scholarships each year! 

Scholarships are awarded in each age division and instrument category. First place awards for college are $1,000; high school, $750; and junior high, $500. Second place and honorable mention awards are also granted.

First place winners are recognized with a featured concert performance at MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis. Additional performance opportunities are also offered to winners.

Application deadline: Monday, January 9, 2017

Online Applications: Guitar and Piano - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Strings/Voice/Winds/Brass - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

2017 Competition Dates

Young Artist Recitals
January 21, 22, 28, 29 and February 4 and 5, 2017 (between 1:30 and 4:00 pm) 
University Lutheran Church of Hope, Minneapolis

Young Artist Scholarship Competition
Saturday, March 4, 2017
St. Catherine University, Saint Paul

Winners' Concert
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm
MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis

Note: March 4 is also the annual Schubert Club Competition, however, both organizations will work in tandem to allow students to audition in both competitions.

2017 Young Artist Scholarship Competition Rules: Click here

Qualifications and Categories

  • Students enrolled in grades 7-12, college or graduate programs in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, or Iowa are eligible.
  • Entrants must be currently studying music privately.

Competition Categories

Piano, Strings, Winds/Brass

  • Junior High: Grades 7-9
  • Senior High: Grades 10-12
  • College: Age 25 or under on February 1, 2017


  • Senior High: Grades 10-12
  • College Intermediate: Age 20 or under on February 1, 2017
  • College Advanced: Age 21-25 on February 1, 2017


  • Junior and Senior High: Grades 7-12 and College: Age 25 or under on February 1, 2017

Accompanist Listings


About the Young Artist Scholarship Competition, contact:

Judy Blomgren

About the Young Artist Recitals, contact:

Russell Dedrick

About submitting the online application, contact:

Megan Millett
Operations Manager

Previous Year's Results






Featured Performances by Winners

Presented by Baby Blue Arts






View previous year's judges here.