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The Experience


“I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to come to Colorado and play for the judges, audience and my peers. It is sometimes very hard as a young musician to find rewarding venues to play for. Here, the music is obviously treasured by the listeners and participants alike. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. I could not have hoped for a better weekend.”

– Finalist 

“The finalists are all winners! It was a very exciting event to judge. It was revitalizing to be able to listen to such high quality performances, which reflect the musicians' dedication to their art. It made me want to go home and practice!”

– Judge

2018 International Young Artists Competition – Piano

7530 W. 38th Ave.

Wheat Ridge CO 80033
(303) 278-4237

Awards  •  Dates  •  Round 1  •  Round 2  •  Rules  •  Application Form

2018 Competition (Piano)


This year's competition is for pianists only. Our rotation schedule now spans three years, one division each year (Piano - Strings - Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion).

For more details of this year's Piano competition, click links above (Awards through Application Form).

The application process is now closed

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  • Phone: (303) 278-4237

  • Mail: Jefferson Symphony, Attn.: International Young Artists Competition, 1204 Washington Ave #5, Golden CO 80401

Co-Sponsored by Colorado Christian University

Started in 1959, the Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition celebrates the talent of outstanding young musicians. Held annually, this one-day competition – originally a contest meant to give local students their first experience at public performance – has evolved into a gathering of international musicians competing for substantial cash awards.

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