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Big Prizes from a Big Name in Texas

Young Texas Artists Music Competition expands prize package The Young Texas Artists Music Competition (YTA) will hold its internationally recognized competition March 12-14. Musicians compete in four divisions: Voice; Piano; Strings; and Winds, Brass, Percussion, Harp and Guitar.   Open to classical artists, ages 18-32 (20-32 for Voice division), who are Texas residents or affiliated with…

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Hosting Contestants a Win-Win

You could say YTA volunteer David Hwa is a master puzzle solver.   Every winter, Hwa gathers the schedules, needs and preferences of the out-of-town musicians who will need a place to stay when they come to Conroe for the YTA competition in March. Then he looks at the capabilities, homes and preferences of the…

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Board Chair Proud of YTA’s impact

For Dr. Richard Griffin, board chairman of Young Texas Artists Music Competition, one of the best things about watching the annual Finalists’ Concert is taking in the performers’ expressions. After years of playing saxophone, Griffin understands their journey. “They go to a place that is just for them,” he said. “They experience a connectivity and…

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Young Texas Artists Music Competition Winners Announced

Talented Musicians Dazzle Audience During 35th Annual Event CONROE, Texas – March 13, 2019 – The 35th annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition culminated on Saturday, March 9, with the highly anticipated Finalists’ Concert & Awards at Conroe’s Crighton Theatre. The event featured CEO of Steinway & Sons Ron Losby, who flew in from New…

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YTA Group Welcomes New Chairman

For the last four or five years, Sarah Baxter has had an opportunity to get to know some of the world’s most talented young artists in a way few audience members do: by welcoming them into her home.   As a volunteer hostess for Young Texas Artists (YTA), Baxter provides participants in the organization’s music…

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Kilgore Rangerettes Kick Off Young Texas Artists’ 35th Anniversary Gala

Steinway CEO, SPIRIO high-tech piano, special guests and world-class talent highlight unforgettable Texas evening CONROE, Texas – Feb. 21, 2019  – From members of the world-famous Kilgore College Rangerettes to Ron Losby, worldwide CEO of Steinway & Sons, Young Texas Artists (YTA) is elevating the glamour, fun and excitement of its Bach, Beethoven & Barbecue…

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Co-Chairs Announced for Young Texas Artists’ 35th Anniversary Gala

CONROE, Texas – Feb. 6, 2019  – Young Texas Artists (YTA) has announced that their 2019 benefit gala, Bach, Beethoven & Barbecue, which helps support YTA’s acclaimed annual music competition, will be co-chaired by Terry Husbands Giles of Conroe and Allyson Ayton of April Sound on Lake Conroe.   The “jeans to jewels” gala, scheduled…

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