The 2017 John Philip Sousa National Young Artists Solo Competition is for High School Wind Band Instrumentalists. The purpose of this competition is to identify, recognize, and honor outstanding high school musicians who demonstrate a significantly high standard of excellence in performance. 

Criteria:
  • The NYASC is open to high school students who will be seniors in the fall of 2017.
  • The student must be enrolled as a full-time member of their school’s band or orchestra program.

Prize:
  • $1000.00 scholarship, sponsored by Jupiter Band Instruments, will be presented to the winner if
  • entering college as a music major.
  • The winner will have the opportunity to perform a solo work with a major university or military band. Jupiter Band Instruments will support all expenses associated with the winner’s solo performance.

Process:
  • Complete an application. The application can be found at the link below and can also be found at www.sousafoundation.net -> National Young Artist.
  • Students should perform two contrasting movements of a concerto--or a work of similar difficulty--with an original or transcribed band accompaniment. The performance must be accompanied by piano.
  • Submit a video recording of an un-edited performance via a private YouTube channel.
  • The deadline for application and video submissions is May 19, 2017.


View the application and application checklist.