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New York Music Competition

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

First and second place winners perform in the highly and internationally regarded Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.  Over the past 17 years, over 1,500 children and youth ages 5-17 have participated in this event. As a result of the training, experience, and recruitment of talent, more than 400 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 from the community.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Read our NYMC Sponsorship Letter to learn more about how your contribution can help support music and the arts for children and youth.

2015 New York Music Competition

Our 18th annual New York Music Competition was held between April 6-April 9, 2015.  The schedule is as follows:

  • Mon (4/6): Piano Preliminary
  • Tue  (4/7):  Piano Final
  • Wed (4/8): Violin
  • Thu  (4/9): Cello

Please see our 2015 NYMC Brochure for information on requirements.  Interested applicants should download an APPLICATION FORM and submit in person to the YW or by mail in one envelope to: YWCA of Queens / ATTN: Hee Jung Han / 42-07 Parsons Blvd. / Flushing, NY 11355.

Check out our winner list and photos from previous years!

2014 NYMC

2013 NYMC

2012 NYMC

2011 NYMC


Prize
Grand Prize: $500 & YWCA Recital
1st Place Categories C/D: $300 & plaque
1st Place Categories A/B: $100 & plaque
*1st and 2nd place winners performance at Carnegie Hall (excluding A1 category violin winners)

Event Date

April 6 -9, 2015

  • Mon (4/6): Piano Preliminary
  • Tue  (4/7):  Piano Final
  • Wed (4/8): Violin
  • Thu  (4/9): Cello

Application Deadline

March 23rd,  2015

How to Register
Download an APPLICATION FORM and submit in person to the YW or by mail in one envelope to: YWCA of Queens / ATTN: Hee Jung Han / 42-07 Parsons Blvd. / Flushing, NY 11355

View our 2015 NYMC Brochure with application information.