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 All™ 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.


Name Instrument School
Arin Sarkissian Flute The Colburn School
Ángel Martín Mora Clarinet The Colburn School
Luis Marquez Teruel Bassoon Curtis Institute of Music
Landon Chang Saxophone University of North Texas
Sophia Kickhofel Saxophone The Juilliard School
Jacob Batchelder Trumpet Central Washington University
Kevin Flanagan Tuba University of Miami, Frost School of Music
Britton-René Collins Percussion University of Michigan
Oliver Mayman Percussion Temple University
Jordan Proffer Drum Set University of North Texas
Ayoun Alexandra Kim Cello The Juilliard School
Clayton Stephenson Piano Harvard / New England Conservatory
Sergio de Miguel Jorquera Piano Berklee College of Music

2022 YYPA Honorable Mention

Name Instrument School
Tessa Vermeulen Flute Carnegie Mellon University
Anders Peterson Clarinet University of Southern California
Erik Nelson Saxophone University of California, Berkeley
Amy Boedigheimer Trumpet Central Washington University
Jaehan Kim Trombone New England Conservatory of Music
Spencer Banister Trombone Oklahoma Christian University
Gabriel Costache Percussion Manhattan School of Music
John Dawson Percussion Northwestern University, Bienen School of Music
Isabella Brown Violin The Colburn School
Nicholas Alexander Kaponyas Piano Mannes School of Music