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Fifth Annual Yale/New Haven Young Artists Solo Competitions May 23, 29, 30

The Music in Schools Initiative is pleased to announce the fifth annual Yale/New Haven Young Artists Solo Competitions. This year's competitions will take place on three nights: Wednesday, May 23 for 4th–6th grade students; Tuesday, May 29 for 7th–8th grade; and Wednesday, May 30 for 9th–12th grade.

All competitions will take place in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall, and will begin at 5pm. Competitions are open to the public.

A collaboration between the Yale School of Music and the New Haven Public Schools, the Solo Competitions offer NHPS students the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and compete against their peers. Students are nominated by their school music teachers. Each school may nominate up to 3 instrumental students at the 4th–6th and 7th–8th grade levels. The 9th–12th grade level also includes vocalists, and there is no limit on the number of nominees per school.

The top three performers in each age group will be awarded prizes, including tickets to any fall semester School of Music performance and gift cards to the Yale Bookstore.

Judges for the 2012 Solo Competitions include representatives from the Yale School of Music faculty, Music Haven, Neighborhood Music School, and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.