Young Artists Debut!

Combined 26th & 27th MEGA Young Artists Debut! Van Buren Competition & Concerto Concert Winners, to perform at the November 19th, 2021, Concert!
First United Methodist Church

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 breathtaking young classical musicians showcase their talents alongside members of the Oregon Symphony and Oregon Ballet Theatre orchestras at the 26th & 27th Young Artists Debut! Van Buren Concerto Concert.

Due to ongoing precautions and COVID-19 restrictions, we have had to reschedule the June 4th 26th YAD! Concert.  The following artists will be performing November 19th.  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 remaining 2020 Young Artists Debut! Winner to Perform

The NEW 2021 Young Artists Debut! Winners

The 2020 Young Artists Debut! Winners who did not get to perform and are now in college!

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

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

Apply to become a 28th Young Artists Debut! Van Buren Competition & Concerto Concert Winners by 3/15/22!

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, 2022, 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 3/15/2022:

  • 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 (available after 11/1)

  • 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 3/31/22 as to whether or not they will be considered for the live audition round on 4/9/22. 

Tel: 503-245-4885