2019 New York Music Competition

The New York Music Competition for Young Artists invites talented young musicians skilled in piano, violin, cello, woodwinds and composition to display their musical talent. This event provides musicians the opportunity to discover their musical potential and work towards their future career plans.

First winners perform at the 449-seat Merkin Concert Hall is part of the Kaufman Music Center.

Over the past 21 years, over 1,892 children and youth ages 5-18 have participated in this event. As a result of the training, experience, and recruitment of talent, a total of 777 winners have made or are making their careers in music. Proud to be a sponsor for young talents, the YWCA of Queens Music Committee continues to work hard to increase the level of success and talent in the competition year after year and intends to gather more support from sponsors throughout the community.


Event Date

The 2019 competition schedule will be from April 22-25, 2019 (Monday-Thursday) at the YWCA of Queens: 42-07 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing NY 11355.

  • Monday (4/22): Piano Final
  • Tuesday (4/23): Piano Final
  • Wednesday (4/24): Violin
  • Thursday (4/25): Cello & Wood Winds (Flute, Oboe, And Clarinet)

* For Composition Applicants: There will be no performance dates. Compositions will be evaluated separately     from the above schedule.



How to Register

  1. Online Register or
  2. Download the 2019 Application Form, Brochure and submit in person to the YWCA or by mail in one envelope to:
    YWCA of Queens / ATTN: NYMC  / 42-07 Parsons Blvd. Flushing, NY 11355
  3. Registration Fee: $100
    *Non-refundable; make check payable to “YWCA of Queens”


Winner’s Concert

*Grand Prize winner will receive certificate of special recognition from Congresswoman Grace Meng.
*1st place winners will perform in Merkin Concert Hall

   Date and Time: 5/20/19 at 7:30 pm (Monday)

*2nd & 3rd winners will have a chance to perform in various venues.
*Composition winners must provide their own musicians & instruments for the winners’ concert


For more information, please contact:

Call: 718-353-4553 etx.27
E-mail: nymc@ywcaqueens.org