Young Musicians Festival

The Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities is pleased to announce the 2017 Young Musicians Festival (YMF), on Saturday and Sunday, February 18 & 19 The Festival provides an opportunity for music students in grades four through twelve, from the counties of Cumberland, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, and Scotland, to perform before credentialed adjudicators from North Carolina schools of music.  Applicants must be currently studying with a teacher in the area of performance for which they plan to audition.  Participants will audition Saturday, February 18th.  The public is invited to the Finalists Concert on Sunday, February 19th at 3:00 pm.  Students will compete for the following awards:

Katherine Boyd Award:  Overall  winner   $100

Amelia Rose Ehrhardt Award:  Division 4–$70

Lena Stewart Brillhart Award:  Division 3–$60

Glenn Brillhart Award:  Division 2–$50

Elizabeth Stevenson Ives Award:  Division 1–$30

Finalists Awards:  Will also be given in each division

The Festival adjudicators will be Dr. Karen Allred and Dr. Douglas James.  Dr. Allred, a pianist, is an active festival and master class clinician, adjudicator, and solo and collaborative recitalist, who has performed throughout the country.  She maintains a private teaching studio in Chapel Hill, NC.  Dr. James is Director of Guitar Studies and Appalachian GuitarFest at Appalachian State University.  He has received numerous prizes and awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowships.

The 2017 Festival deadline for submission of applications and $20 entry fee is Wednesday, February 8.  Teachers will be notified by Monday, February 13, regarding student audition times.  Questions may be directed to Festival Chair, Sue Aceves, at: 

Click here to download the Guidelines & Application:   weymouth-ymf-guidelines-2017    weymouth-ymf-application-2017

Ralph and Vivian Jacobson graciously sponsor this year’s Festival. The Weymouth YMF Committee:  Sue Aceves, Chair; Sondra Nelson; and Elaine Sills, Weymouth Music Committee Co-Chair, looks forward to receiving your childrens’ applications.