The Young Artist Competition (YAC) is held annually at Chancellor Baptist Church. This competition for students of classical instruments and voice provides them an opportunity to display their talents and earn rewards. The winners are invited to perform at the ArtsLIVE! May Chamber Music Festival and with the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra. The YAC Finals Concert is open to the general public.
This year represents the 14th year of the Young Artist Competition. Sixteen students competed during the audition on January 11. Nine finalists were chosen to compete on January 20. A $500 scholarship was awarded to each of the following:
- Landin Thorsted – Piano
- Jaden Brown – Voice
- Kelsey Payne – Violin
ArtsLIVE! looks forward to this competition every year because of the value it provides to aspiring young musicians.