Young Artist Competition Overview

The Philharmonic Society of Arlington proudly sponsors the Young Artist Competition for instrumental and vocal musicians under 30 years of age. This annual competition has been held since 1965. Our purposes are to identify, encourage, and provide exposure to promising young musicians, to grant them an audition experience, and to honor the top winners in each category with an opportunity to perform with our orchestra and/or chorale.

Our Young Artist Competition consists of two separate segments:

  1. The Wood Competition, for musicians 18 years of age and under, which is held in the morning.

  2. The Tannenwald Competition, for musicians 19-29 years of age, which is held in the afternoon.

Interested musicians should submit their application by the following dates:

  • Tannenwald Competition: on or before February 15, 2020

  • Wood Competition: on or before March 21, 2020

The 2020 competitions will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 in the First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church, at 630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA .

Prizes are provided by the estates of Peter E. Tannenwald and Leonard D. Wood.