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Young Artists Competition

Nathaniel Zhang 2022

2023 Young Artists Competition

The Auburn Symphony is pleased to again extend an invitation to serious young musicians, ages 8-18, residing in Placer, El Dorado, Nevada, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, or Yuba counties, and to all students or relatives of Auburn Symphony musicians, to participate in the Young Artists Competition. The Auburn Symphony holds this competition to promote and encourage young musicians who are interested in performance and the study of classical music.

Click here for the 2022 Guidelines.

Click here for the 2022 Application.

Alex Chang / Owen Yang: 2021 Grand Prize Winners

Alex Chang / Owen Yang 2021

Recorded Audition Deadline:  Friday, January 6, 2023

– Participants are to submit an audition tape, DVD or CD; or via Dropbox, USB, or digital link, to the Auburn Symphony, Post Office Box 74, Auburn, 95604. The application and recorded audition may also be delivered to the office at 985 Lincoln Way, Suite 102, Auburn, 95603, between the hours of 9:00 and 3:00, Tuesday through Friday, or emailed to

Live Audition:  Sunday, February 12, 2023

Grace Feng 2020

– Students advancing to the live audition will perform before a panel of judges at the Auburn State Theatre .

Recital:  Sunday, March 19, 2023

Sophie Zhang: 2019 Grand Prize Winner

Sophie Zhang 2019

– All place winners perform at the Young Artists Recital at the Auburn State Theatre.
Click here for the 2021 Young Artists Recital video!

Students may compete in either the Piano, Instrumental (strings/wind), or vocal category. Monetary awards will be presented to place winners as well as the Grand Prize winner. The Young Artist who wins the Grand Prize may be invited to perform at the 2023 Family Concert with the Auburn Symphony.

We encourage you to seek out other qualified young musicians. Please tell them and their parents about this exciting opportunity. Musicians need to be aware that opportunities like this exist!

Amaryn Olmeda 2017

For further information please call Leslie Rogers at 530-305-6690.

Dominic Pang 2014

Robert Mitchell 2016

Janos Csontos 2015

Parker Van Ostrand