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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 is an annual event that takes place at the Flint Institute of Music, Flint, MI. The winner receives $6,000 and the opportunity to perform with the Flint Symphony Orchestra. The second place winner receives $2,500. Three other finalists receive $1,000.
MAIN OFFICE
c/o Flint Institute of Music
1025 East Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48503
UNITED STATES
810-964-9399
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Instrumentalists must not be older than 32 on the day of the competition. For voice, the contestants music not be older than 35.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • Voice
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 12, 2021
Application notes The early January deadline varies wach year due to the variation date of the competition.
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
March 6, 2021 - Winds & Brass
March 5, 2022 - Voice
March 4, 2023 - Piano
March 2, 2024 - Strings
Auditions for up to 30 contestants are held during the day at the Flint Institute of Music, Flint, Michigan. At the end of the audition (semi-final) round, five contestants are selected to compete in the evening finals and must perform their full music score from memory.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2019 Wanting Zhou, piano
2018 Cheyanne Coss, soprano
2017 Yid Song, flute
2016 Xiao Wang, violin
2015 Baron Fenwick, piano
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