The Philharmonic Society of Arlington

Young Artist Competition Application

The 2023 competition will take place on May 13, 2023. Please read all of the contest details before submitting your application.

The deadline for Wood applications (under 19 years old) is May 6, 2023.

The deadline for Tannenwald applications (19-29 years old) is April 1, 2023 and requires submission of a YouTube video showing the applicant performing a vocal recital or concerto-level performance with accompaniment. Tannenwald applicants will be selected for the final round based on evaluation of their video submissions and be notified no later than April 9, 2023.

A non-refundable application fee of $40 must be received before you will be considered. You will receive instructions for payment after submitting this form.

Applicant Information

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Enter the selection you will perform:


Attach up to 3 files which describe your musical background, teachers, and works mastered:


Make changes to any time slot below to indicate whether you PREFER to audition during that time, or if you will be UNAVAILABLE to audition during that slot. All times marked PREFERRED or AVAILABLE will be considered for you during scheduling.

Please enter your birth-date above to see the available time slots.

At this time the 18 and under Leonard D. Wood competition is full. Your application will be placed on a waitlist. No application payment is due at this time. If your application is accepted into this year's competition our YAC coordinator will provide more details to confirm your audition time.


I understand that the application fee is not refundable for any reason, that the form submission is final, and that I will abide by the rules and regulations of the Philharmonic Society of Arlington (PSA) Young Artists Competition as stated in the contest details. I also understand that the judge's decision is final and non-negotiable. The Philharmonic Society of Arlington does not offer any guarantee, express or implied, that the applicant will be assigned the requested time slot, provided with assistance obtaining an accompanist, or remedied in the case that unforeseen circumstances will prevent the applicant from participating in the competition.