Three opportunities for students
- Yamaha: Young Performing Artists program
The Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program (YYPA) recognizes outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Each year, the YYPA Finalists are invited to perform at the Music for All Summer Symposium held in late June. Maximum award: $5,000 in retail credit towards a professional model Yamaha instrument, as well as a series of clinics and master classes with renowned artists, designed to help winners launch their music career. Finalists will also receive a professional recording of their performances and national press coverage. Eligibility: musicians ages 16-21. Deadline: March 31, 2014
- Google: Doodle4Google
One talented young artist will see his or her artwork on the Google homepage and receive a college scholarship and a Google for Education technology grant for his or her school. Students should create their doodles based on the theme “If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place…” Maximum award: $30,000 college scholarship; $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school. Eligibility: students grades K-12. Deadline: March 20, 2014.
- Writers in the Schools: Sarah Mook Memorial Poetry Contest
The Sarah Mook Memorial Poetry Contest acknowledges, encourages, and rewards the efforts of student poets. Maximum award: $100. Eligibility: students K-12. Deadline: March 31, 2014.