Associated Music Teachers League


Live Concert: Final-Round Event
Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 4:00 pm (EDT)
Venue: TBA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be completed by the Instructors (College-Division candidates may fill out their Forms themselves) and submitted online by Monday, April 3, 2023.

VIDEO DEADLINE: All audition video links that do not get submitted within the respective Applications, must be sent to: by Monday, April 17, 2023.
***Before you send your audition videos, kindly make sure that they are free of any YouTube Kids (kids-only) restrictions.***


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

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The 2023 NYYPP Competition wishes to welcome any aspiring participant that meets the requirements, regardless of their location. 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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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, NYYPP also encourages teachers to maintain high pedagogical standards.

Fill out the online Application Form below
Pay your NYYPP fees at the bottom of the page.

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.



Before filling out the Online Application Form,

please consult the NYYPP Event Details page


If you are an adult/College student applying independently (i.e., not via an instructor), you can skip the following Teacher’s details and simply type N/A in the respective boxes. However, it is advisable to at least insert your current instructor’s name even if they are not applying on your behalf.
If the Performer is underage, please make sure that their Guardian’s email is inserted.
If the Performer is underage, please make sure that their Guardian’s number is inserted.
Example: Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No. 2 - I: Allegro, by Ludwig van Beethoven (7΄ 11΄΄). Maximum of 3 Compositions. Please consult the guidelines on the NYYPP Event Details page.
If available upon application, insert the URLs for your audition videos in this field. Otherwise, please send your video links to, by no later than Monday, April 17, 2023.
For College Division, the fee is $60 per soloist or ensemble regardless of AMTL membership. For any other Division, the fee-per-entry is $50 for AMTL members, plus an additional $30 for non-members (i.e., plus $30 per soloist, or per ensemble as a whole).
All payments are processed by PayPal; you can pay by credit card without having a PayPal account.

After pressing the SUBMIT button
Click HERE to pay your Application Fee
Please make sure to:

  • State the STUDENT/PERFORMER’s NAME in the transaction (as a reply to the question “Who is this payment for?”).
  • Select the APPROPRIATE FEE: $60 for ALL College-Division candidates (soloists and/or ensemble). For any other Division, the fee per candidate is $50 for AMTL members, PLUS $30 per soloist or per ensemble as a whole for non-members. Except for performers who are 18 or older and apply in their own right, the Membership criterion regards INSTRUCTORS, not students or their parents/guardians.