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Yamaha Competition Deadline Approaching

The 17th Annual Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition (YYPA) deadline for entries is approaching, with applications requiring a postmark date of March 14 or earlier. The competition is designed to provide early recognition to young musicians in the United States and serves as the inaugural event for the annual Bands of America Summer Symposium.

The competition is open to those between the ages of 16 and 21 who have been nominated by a university, private or studio teacher, conductor, director, professional performer or music dealer; sponsors must not be related to the nominee. Candidates must have a high level of musical achievement in solo appearances, awards, honors, scholarships and ensemble performances. An application form and complete details can be found at

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