The entry period is now open for the Classical KING FM Young Artist Awards Competition, open to nonprofessional acoustic instrumentalists, vocalists, and chamber groups in two age groups: 6-15 and 16-20. Deadline is April 4. (Rules and entry forms here.)
New this year: winners will be featured on the radio throughout the year both in audio and on the KING FM website with video performances. And as usual, the public gets a say, by being able to watch finalists’ video entries and vote for their favorites.
The 10 finalists will perform together in May on KING FM. A separate prize, the Monika Clowes Memorial Emerging Artist Award, will be awarded by Seattle Chamber Music Society. The panel of eight judges includes James Ehnes, artistic director of the SCMS, and Stilian Kirov, Seattle Symphony associate conductor.