Young Alaskan Artist Award competition announced for young musicians

ANCHORAGE – The Anchorage Festival of Music has announced its 14th annual Young Alaskan Artist Award competition. This award provides a solo, professional, debut recital in Anchorage and award money to a young, aspiring classical musician pursuing a music performance degree in college.

Any Alaskan pursuing a college degree or program in music performance at an accredited institution is eligible. Applicants must be at least college freshmen to apply. They must also submit two letters of recommendation, a completed application form, a minimum of a 30-minute recording and the $25 application fee. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 7.

The Festival of Music supports Alaska’s youth and gives them opportunities to display their talents to the public in their hometown and home state. The award winner will perform a full solo recital in Anchorage in the second half of August. Proceeds from ticket sales will be given to the winner as award money.

For applications and details, contact Anchorage Festival of Music at, or 276-2465 or via e-mail at


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