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
Subin Cho Flute Peabody Conservatory of Music
Yunze (Scott) Shao Clarinet Eastman School of Music
Spencer Rubin Oboe The Juilliard School
Brian Kachur Saxophone University of Michigan
Simon Hwang Saxophone University of Southern California
Jonathan Salcedo Trombone Vanderbilt University
Justin Gruber Tuba Frost School of Music
Christian Snedeker Drum Set University of Central Florida
David Wang Percussion Eastman School of Music
Xingyue Xue Percussion Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Jory Lane Violin Eastman School of Music
Meihui An Piano Eastman School of Music

2023 YYPA Honorable Mention

Name Instrument School
Mark Andrade Flute Texas A&M University Commerce
Abraham Schenck Clarinet University of Southern California
Jeehoon Kim Oboe Eastman School of Music
Langston Hughes II Saxophone Howard University
Remy Ohara Trumpet University of California Los Angeles
Jiwoong Ryu Trombone Berklee College of Music
Natalie Colegrove Euphonium University of Miami, Frost School of Music
Joshua Kim Violin The Juilliard School