Submission Deadline for all materials is December 31st, 2018, 11:59 p.m CST

Application Requirements

  • Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card to pay the $55.00 application fee. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card to pay the accompanist fee if and only if you choose to use a YTA staff accompanist. The accompanist fee is $100.00. This fee is non-refundable after February 10, 2018. Note--new this year--Accompanist requests after December 31st, 2018 will result in a $150.00 fee. After February 15th, 2018, changes in repertoire for those using a staff accompanist will result in a $50.00 surcharge.
  • Curriculum Vitae in .doc, or .docx format (PDFs will not be accepted). Be sure to list major teachers as references and include their contact information in your curriculum vitae. Please note that a CV is not written in narrative (paragraph) form. Click here for help in writing and formatting your CV.
  • Publicity photo in .jpg format (file size limit is 1 MB). Reduce your file size if necessary. Be sure to include your name in the photo file, e.g.: firstname_lastname.jpg (charles_ives.jpg)
  • Recent audio or video recording. Minimum of 15 minutes of music containing works of contrasting style and period. Submission of a recording is required. The repertoire on your recording does not need to be the same repertoire you intend to use in the live round.
  • Your repertoire list in .doc or .docx format for the competition. PDFs will not be accepted. It must be "program ready," in other words, listed exactly the way you would find it printed in a recital program. It must contain all of the following information:
    1. Composer’s full name and dates (Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), not J.S. Bach)
    2. Complete title of each piece, including catalogue number (Schmieder, Hoboken, Köchel, etc.) and opus number where applicable. Be sure to include the instrument in your concerto title.
    3. The proper name of each movement (usually tempo marking, but not always) where applicable (Allegro con brio, etc.)
    4. The EXACT timing of each piece
    5. The EXACT timing of each movement


Once you have the above, you are ready to apply. Please note that YTA no longer accepts checks as a form of payment.

  1. Share the following via Google Drive to
    • Publicity photo in .jpg format. Use your firstname_lastname in the title of the file, i.e. robert_schumann.jpg
    • Curriculum vitae in .pdf, .doc or .docx format. Do not send a resume or bio. Unsure of the difference? Click here for information about writing a CV. Use your firstname_lastname in the title of the file, i.e. robert_schumann.PDF
    • Your repertoire list in .doc or .docx format (no PDF). Use first name_lastname.docx
  2. Your files and application must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST December 31st, 2018 for consideration. The content of your recording does not need to include the repertoire you plan to use in your live audition.
  3. Proceed to the online application. Please be sure to have your credit card ready to complete the transaction. Click here for the application. 

All steps must be completed by December 31st, 2018, 11:59 p.m. CST.

Applications that are incomplete or late will not be considered.

All applications, vitae, and photos will become property of the Young Texas Artists Music Competition and may be used for promotion.