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Competitions & Scholarship Programs

Competitions & Scholarship Programs

An important goal of Artist Series Concerts’ mission is to take an active role in building the next generation of professional musicians by supporting promising young musicians. We do this through the Suncoast Music Scholarships, a local initiative as well as a history of state and national competitions, and identifying and bringing young professionals in the early stages of their careers to perform for concerts.

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota recently held a statewide classical vocal competition for students between 17 and 22. Twenty-seven applicants from 13 schools participated, with students from Stetson University taking the top three prizes. The first-place prize ($2,000) went to bass-baritone Justice Miguel Yates of DeLand, FL; second place ($1,500) was awarded to soprano Kaylan Hernandez from Miami, FL; and soprano Grace Lauther of Naples, FL took third place ($1,000).

2024 Statewide Competition will be held for pianists

Artist Series Concerts is proud to announce its Statewide Competition for Pianists ages 17 - 22. The competition will be held completely online, with three winners selected. All information should be uploaded to our Dropbox by March 15, 2024. See the application link below for complete information.

Past Statewide Competition Winners