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William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition
William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition was started by William C. Byrd, conductor of the Flint Symphony Orchestra, for the purpose of helping launch careers for young musicians. Following his untimely death, the St. Cecilia Society of Flint, MI, has continued to sponsor the annual classical music competition.
MAIN OFFICE
c/o Flint Institute of Music
1025 East Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48503
UNITED STATES
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Contestants cannot have an agent. Instrumentalists must be younger than 31 on the day of the Byrd Competition, and vocalists must be younger than 35 on the day of the Competition.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings (2020) • Woodwinds & Brass (2021) • Voice (2022)
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
First prize Less than $10,000
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline January 7, 2019
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Piano (2019): March 2, 2019 (live round, 8:00am to 5:00pm), Flint Institute of Music, Flint, Michigan
FINALS (live rounds)
Piano (2019): March 2, 2019 (five finalists in concert, 7:00pm), Flint Institute of Music, Flint, Michigan
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2017 Yidi Song, flute
2016 Xiao Wang, violin
2015 Baron Fenwick, piano
2014 Abigail Levis, soprano
2013 Kathryn Weintraub, alto saxophone

 

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