Young Artists Competition

Young Artists Competition Winners

ABOUT THE FIDELITY INVESTMENTS YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION
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 2, 2020. This concert will also feature Broadway and television star from the musical drama Smash, Megan Hilty, and award-winning Broadway actor, singer and concert performer, Jason Danieley.


Grand Prize

An opportunity to perform on stage before a live audience at a Boston Pops concert on June 2 at Symphony Hall.

  • Private coaching sessions with professional musicians
  • 6 tickets to the June 2 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

Eligibility

  • 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 3, 2020.
  • 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 are a classical performer, you must choose a piece with an existing orchestral accompaniment. If you need any assistance selecting the appropriate audition piece, recording performances, completing the application or anything else that might come up, please email YAC@bso.org.


How to Apply

All applicants must submit a completed application form with a YouTube link to your performance of no more than 4 minutes in length. You can submit your application and YouTube video online:

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If entering as an ensemble, each individual ensemble member MUST submit his/her own application with a link to the group’s YouTube video.

If you need to apply offline please download and complete the application linked below. Submitted by mail to- Attn: Corporate Sponsors, Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition, Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 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 27, 2020.


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

Application deadline:
Wednesday, March 27, 2020

Live audition:
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Announcement of winners:
Thursday, April 16, 2020

Rehearsals (Coaching sessions to be selected from the following days in May; alternate dates may apply)
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020
AND/OR Saturday, May 30, 2020

Boston Pops Sound Checks
Monday, June 1, 2020

Boston Pops Orchestra Rehearsal
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Boston Pops concert
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

*Sponsor and BSO reserve the right to schedule substitutes and/or additional rehearsal dates.


Watch the 2019 Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition Video: