2020 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 22 years, over 1,974 children and youth ages 5-22 have participated in this event. As a result of the training, experience, and recruitment of talent, a total of 826 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 2020 competition schedule will be from April 16-18, 2020 (Thursday – Saturday) at the YWCA of Queens: 42-07 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing NY 11355.

Full Schedule to be determined; each participant will be contacted with their competition date & time by 3/15/2020

*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 2020 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 Elected Official.
*1st place winners (the exception of Violin A1 winners) will perform at Merkin Concert Hall.

   Date and Time: 5/21/2020 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 ext. 27
E-mail: nymc@ywcaqueens.org