Yamaha Young Performing Artists



Welcome to the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Website!

The Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program (YYPA) recognizes outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Winners of this competition will be invited to attend an all-expense paid weekend at the Music for Allâ„¢ Summer Symposium, receive a once in a lifetime performance opportunity in front of thousands, national press coverage, receive a recording and photos of the live performance, and participate in workshops designed to launch a professional music career. Winners also will enjoy many of the privileges of a Yamaha Artist, including services and communication with Yamaha's Artist Relations department.

2016 Application Coming Soon

2015 Winners
YYPA 2015 Winners
Name Hometown Instrument
Michael Alampi Glen Ridge, NJ Flute
Stuart Englehart Cleveland, OH Bassoon
Graeme Johnson Austin, TX Clarinet
Patrick Bartley, Jr. New York, NY Saxophone
Braden Waddell Ellensburg, WA Trumpet
Zachary Grass Greenville, NC Tuba
Misaki Nakamichi Boston, MA Drum Set
Kyle Price Worthington, OH Cello
Jae Young Kim New York, NY Piano
Honorable Mention
Christopher Padilla Spring, TX Saxophone
Adam Marchand Muncie, IN Trumpet
Kevin Broom McLean, VA Euphonium
Mark Trotter Seminole, FL Horn
Se Um Rochester, NY Percussion


Return to Top