NYPG YOUNG TALENTS
ELIGIBILITY: Students up to age 18 can enter. All levels and nationalities are welcome. A performance video is required for consideration. Priority is given to students studying with a teacher who is registered as a NYPG professional member. Click here to learn more about Professional Membership with NYPG.
DATE: Mid to Late June
VENUE: To be announced.
CONSENT FORMS: Consent forms need to be signed by the teacher and the parent/guardian. Forms can be downloaded, printed and sent by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.
REPERTOIRE: Solo, four-hand duet and instrumental duo eligible. Duos such as pianist/singer and pianist/instrumentalists are also accepted. A duo team is treated as a single entity like a solo performer. Memorization is not required but recommended for solo pianists. Memorization of a piece allows performers to perform with confidence, security and a greater freedom of expression.
PIECE LENGTH: Limited to 10 minutes per piece. Special consideration will be given based on need.
NUMBER OF PIECES: Performers can list up to three pieces. If you wish to know if the piece selection(s) is acceptable, you can send an email to, email@example.com under the subject, 'NYPG Young Talents Showcase'.
PIECE SELECTION CRITERIA: Pieces will be selected based on the quality of performance through the video submission and an audition. Audition will be done online through a livestream. Depending on the livestream audition, a candidate may be scheduled for a live, in-person audition. Priority is given to memorized pieces at the time of video submission. NYPG Young Talents Showcase aims for a diverse and balanced program representing a variety of styles and composers.
PERFORMANCE VIDEO: At least one performance video is required for consideration. Only the pieces accompanied by a video will be considered for showcase selection. Please note that an application is not complete without a performance video. We are accepting YouTube video format only.
LIVESTREAM AUDITION: Selected applicants will be scheduled for a livestream audition.
Livestream Audition I: September to December (priority given)
Livestream Audition II for Late Registrations: January to March
PERFORMER NOTIFICATION: Applicants will be notified by email within two weeks after the livestream audition whether he/she is selected to perform.
PERFORMER COMMITMENT CONTRACT/PERFORMER RESERVATION DEPOSIT: In order to secure a spot in the showcase, a performer commitment contract and deposit will be due. Once a performer commitment contract and deposit is received, a performer spot is confirmed and secured for the applicant.
PERFORMER FEE BALANCE: A performer fee balance is due at least three months prior to the concert.
AWARD: All performers will be given a 'Certificate of Participation Award' at the end of the concert.