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Our 2020 competition will be for Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion. Details are provided in the links above.


 Update: The November 01 deadline for ROUND 01 has passed. 

 Thank you to all who applied. 


This year, our application process will be handled by Acceptd,

a major online Arts network for artists, organizations, and teachers.


JSO*YAC Experiences


“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

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