Associated Music Teachers League


NYYPP Applications must be Emailed or postmarked no later than Monday, April 6, 2020

Preliminary Video Submission Deadline: must be Emailed by Monday, April 13, 2020

Finals’ Video Submission Deadline: Video Links must be Emailed by Saturday, April 25, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE in the String and Voice Divisions:

* Accompaniment for both Preliminary and Final Rounds is OPTIONAL.

The Live Finals Concert at the Greenwich House Music School is cancelled.
Instead, a pre-recorded Video performance of the Finalists will be posted on the website on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
The winners will also be announced in this Video presentation.

The New York Young Performers Prize (NYYPP) offers a unique musical experience for students of all instruments. Piano students from fourth to twelfth grades and string and vocal students ages nine to twenty-one will strive for a level of expertise where they will be rewarded with monetary prizes and presented in a live performance.
Students entering these auditions learn to develop a work ethic by preparing up to four pieces of music by memory (depending on the age group) and performing them before adjudicators. Entrants chosen from the preliminary round (Video Audition ) are then presented in concert for the final round.
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
Update in the String and Voice Divisions: * Accompaniment for both Preliminary and Final Rounds is OPTIONAL.


View and download the PDF file Application
Update in the String and Voice Divisions: * Accompaniment for both Preliminary and Final Rounds is OPTIONAL.

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

Maximum of 4 Compositions. ... See the reference chart on page 2 of the downloadable PDF.
If applicable, Please send us the URL of your video submission on YouTube.
For AMTL Members Application fee is $40. For Non Members add a separate payment of $25.
You can pay by Credit Card without having your own Paypal account -- note that the Payments are processed by Pay Pal.