Associated Music Teachers League


Final-Round Online Event
Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 4 p.m.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Unless regarding College-Division candidates, who can apply for themselves, applications must be completed by the Instructors and submitted online or via email by Monday, April 5, 2021.

VIDEO DEADLINE: All audition video links referring to applications must be sent to:  by Sunday, April 11, 2021. 

ELIGIBILITY: See Reference Chart at the end of the NYYPP Event Details page.

Due to pandemic-related circumstances, all events scheduled for the academic year 2020-2021 will be conducted online.

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The 2021 NYYPP Competition will be held online, so distances should not be an obstacle for any aspiring participant that meets the requirements. Near or far, whether in the USA or not, if you are interested in competing by performing for acclaimed adjudicators and international audiences, make sure to submit your Application on time!

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In its effort to further increase its solidarity towards instructors and young performers amidst the Coronavirus crisis,
the AMTL Board has decided to waive Application Fees:

A. For the first 5 Applications that get submitted (on a first-come, first-served basis).
B. For qualified candidates interested to apply, yet unable to pay for Fees due to pandemic-related financial shortcomings.

If your Application falls under the latter category (B), make sure to state the nature of your difficulty upon submission (e.g., loss of job, death/sickness in the family, other income-decreasing condition).

Since the NYYPP is a demanding event, interested parties should keep in mind that all candidates must demonstrate advanced competitive skills on their audition videos, regardless of fees paid or waived.


Stay tuned to our official website, at, for news and updates.

The New York Young Performers Prize (NYYPP) offers a unique musical experience for students of all instruments. Young pianists and string players up to age 23, as well as vocalists up to age 25, will strive for a level of expertise and monetary prizes at an online event viewed by international audiences.
Students entering these auditions learn to develop a work ethic by preparing up to three pieces of music by memory (depending on the age group) and having their performances reviewed by acclaimed adjudicators. Entrants chosen from the preliminary round (Video Audition ) are then presented at the final-round event.
The New York Young Performers Prizes go beyond developing a student’s talent. The preparation that goes into learning a piece of music and the experience of performing in a competitive environment will carry through to other aspects of their lives: academic, social, spiritual, and intellectual. In addition to rewarding students for their high levels of achievement, it also encourages teachers to maintain high pedagogical standards.

Apply online with our online application form


View and download the PDF file Application

Pay your NYYPP fees here online

The Associated Music Teachers League, Inc. (hereinafter, “AMTL”) reserves the right to cancel any event. In case of such cancellation, the AMTL’s sole obligation shall be for the refund to the applicant of its application fee. The AMTL shall not be obligated in any way whatsoever for any costs, expenses, or other inconveniences incurred by you beyond the amount of the application fee.


Online Application — New York Young Performers Prize

STOP! Before filling out the Online Form,
please Read the NYYPP Details

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NYYPP details

For example: Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No. 2 - I: Allegro, by L. V. Beethoven. Maximum of 3 compositions per Division; see Reference Chart (page 2 of downloadable PDF).
If applicable. Please submit the URL(s) for your YouTube audition video(s) that regard this Application.
For College-Division applications, fee-per-entry is $50 for all candidates. For any other Division, fee-per-entry is $40 for AMTL members, plus an additional $25 for non-members.
All payments are processed by PayPal; you can pay by credit card without having a PayPal account.
Please insert one or two sentences describing the pandemic-related situation that is not allowing you to pay for Application Fees (e.g., loss of job, death/sickness in the family, other income-decreasing condition, etc.).