Young Artists Competition

Young Artists Competition Winners

Massachusetts high school students audition for a chance to perform at a Boston Pops concert at Symphony Hall.
The Boston Pops and Fidelity Investments are looking for talented high school instrumental and vocalists (soloists and ensembles of up to five members) performing music of any genre. Up to four acts will be selected to perform live on stage at a Boston Pops concert on June 6, 2018. This concert will also feature Tony Award® Winner and Broadway star from the smash-hit TVLand show Younger, Sutton Foster.

Sutton Foster

Grand Prize

An opportunity to perform on stage before a live audience at a Boston Pops concert on June 6 at Symphony Hall.

  • Private coaching sessions with professional musicians
  • 6 tickets to the June 6 concert
  • Recognition in the concert program
  • Professional headshot and photos of the performance on stage at the concert
  • $100 Gift Card for each winning student


  • Applicants must be full-time students in good standing in grades 9-12 who attend any public, private or parochial high school, or are home school registered in the state of Massachusetts. 
  • Entrants must be legal U.S. residents or in the process of obtaining citizenship and must be in between 13 and 19 years of age as of January 2, 2018.
  • Entrants must be instrumentalists and/or vocalists performing music of any genre.

We're here to help

Choose a musical piece,no longer than 4 minutes in length, that best represents the act's talents and is conducive to a live performance with the Boston Pops.If you need any assistance preparing student acts, recording performances, completing the application or anything else that might come up, please email

How to Apply

All applicants must mail in a completed application form with a YouTube link to your performance of no more than 4 minutes in length. If entering as an ensemble, each individual ensemble member MUST submit his/her own application with a link to the group's YouTube video.

All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of application within 2 business days of receipt.
(Competition Application PDF)
(Competition Rules PDF)

All entries must be received by March 23, 2018.
Applications must be submitted by mail to: Attn: Corporate Sponsors, Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition, Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Competition Timeline

All finalists must be available to attend all concert activities on the following dates:

Applications deadline:
Friday, March 23, 2018

Live auditions:
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Announcement of winners:
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Rehearsals (Coaching sessions and orchestra rehearsals to be selected from the following days in May and June):
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018
Tuesday, June 6, 2018

Boston Pops concert:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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