Young Artists Debut!

Are you, or is someone you know, a legend in the making?

Apply to become a 27th Young Artists Debut! Van Buren Competition & Concerto Concert Winners by 3/15/21!

Calling classical musicians ages 10-18 (up to 21 for singers)! The application to become a 27th Young Artists Debut! Van Buren Competition & Concerto Concert Winner is now available. Today through March 15, 2021, we are accepting applications. Are you, or is someone you know, ready to take center stage?

Process, to be completed by 11:59 p.m. on 3/15/2021:

  • Pay the $50 application fee via PayPal here.

  • Text 503-245-4885 with your name, email, instrument, and intent to apply.

  • Complete the application form.

  • Record your piece and upload on YouTube.  Email recording link and biography to the address indicated on the application link.

All are encouraged to apply as each applicant will receive critical feedback regarding their audition.   All applicants also receive one ticket to attend the YAD! Concerto Concert. 


Applicants will be notified by 3/31/21 as to whether or not they will be considered for the Zoom live audition round on 4/10/21. 

Hear legends in the making!

Friday, June 4, 2021

The 26th Young Artists Debut! Van Buren Competition & Concerto Concert Winners are:

Imagine you'd had the chance to experience musical prodigies like illustrious composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, celebrated violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, and renowned opera singer Leontyne Price perform before they became legends.

You'll have the opportunity to hear six breathtaking young classical musicians showcase their talents alongside members of the Oregon Symphony and Oregon Ballet Theatre orchestras at the 26th Young Artists Debut! Van Buren Concerto Concert.

Starting this past November, these extraordinary instrumentalists and vocalists distinguished themselves from a group of over 20 semi-finalists through a series of rigorous auditions for the chance to appear at this unique annual concert dedicated to promoting the performance of classical music by young people in our region.

Past performers have gone on to win international recognition and perform with some of the most prestigious symphonies and opera companies around the world.

The 25th Young Artists Debut! Van Buren Competition Winners, who performed on April 5, 2019 were:

Click on any artist below to see details.

Tel: 503-245-4885


7327 SW Barnes Road,
Suite 625
Portland, Oregon 97225

Tel: 503.245.4885



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