The LONG ISLAND CHORAL SOCIETY, currently celebrating its 91st season, is proud to announce its 39th Annual Young Artists Competition. The purposes of this competition are:

1.      To give young musicians who are planning further study in classical music an opportunity to be heard by eminent judges, and,

2.      To reward excellence in music.


The Competition will be held on Saturday, MARCH 28, 2020 at Christ Episcopal Church, 1351 Northern Blvd. Manhasset, NY 11030. There will be a limited number of applicants heard on that date, the only date competitors will audition. A prize of $300.00 will be awarded to the winner. The first runner-up will receive a prize of $200.00. Both of these contestants MUST PERFORM at the Choral Societyís next concert on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. at Christ Episcopal Church, Manhasset in order to receive their awards.




1)      The competition is open to residents of Long Island and the five boroughs of NY.

2)      A copy of each contestantís BIRTH CERTIFICATE or PASSPORT must accompany the application.

3)      Each contestant will be allotted a MAXIMUM of fifteen minutes to perform.

4)      All applications must be completed by students, signed by teachers, and received no later than Friday, MARCH 13, 2020.

5)      Accompanist, if needed, must be provided by the applicant.† ABSOLUTELY NO RECORDED MUSIC PERMITTED.

6)      A brief (200 words) biography must be submitted with application.


INSTRUMENTALISTS must be between the ages of 14 and 19 as of January 1, 2020. They should prepare, from memory, two contrasting works, one from the classical or baroque periods and one from the romantic or modern; OR, two contrasting movements of a sonata, suite or concerto. All musicians MUST perform from memory, except strings, winds, and brass players.


VOCALISTS must be between the ages of 16 and 21 as of January 1, 2020.

They should prepare, from memory, an aria from an opera or oratorio, and two art

songs of different periods.


The completed form, birth certificate copy, biography, and $25.00 nonrefundable registration fee should be mailed to

Micki Barreto, YAC Chairperson
223 Atlantic Avenue
Lynbrook, NY 11563



Additional applications may be obtained by photocopying or by downloading from


Good Luck!
Meredith Elaine Baker
Conductor, LICS