Biennial Young Artist Competition

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Recognizing & Encouraging Montana’s Musical Talent!

Every two years Montana music students are invited to compete for opportunities to perform with Montana’s Symphony Orchestras and win cash prizes in the Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras (MASO) Young Artist Competition. The next competition will be held on January 12, 2019. This will be the 15th MASO Young Artist Competition and will be open to Montana musicians ages 13 to 22 to perform a work for solo instrument with orchestral accompaniment. Students who are attending college out-of-state are eligible if they have retained their Montana resident status (proof of residence may be requested.) Past winners of this competition are ineligible to compete again in the same division. For the purpose of eligibility and division placement, a contestant’s age will be determined by his/her age on January 1, 2019.

  2019 Application

Start Rehearsing Now, Win Cash Prizes!

Junior Division – $450 Prize
(Ages 13 through 15)

Senior Division – $650 Prize
(Ages 16 through high school graduate)

College Division – $1,000 Prize
(Post high school through age 22)


Application Deadline — November 21, 2018
Application materials now available for download (see button above)

Date of Competition — January 12, 2019
Competition to be held at MSU Bozeman