The Mission of The Friends of Music:
Outstanding Young Artist Competition
The Friends of Music of Bethlehem are holding auditions via video to name our 2023 Outstanding Young Artist. We invite you to inform your talented students about our Competition and encourage them to enter. The winners will be featured in a virtual Spring Recital.
$800 for the Outstanding Young Artist
$400 for Second Place
$75 for Rising Star
*Decision to select a 1st Prize, 2nd Prize, and/or Rising Star winner, is at the discretion of the judges.*
The winners MUST perform in the Spring Recital in order to receive the monetary award.
Application Period: Applications open February 1 to February 28, 2023. A link to an application form and instructions for submitting audition videos will be added at that time.
Application are currently closed.
Recital: Saturday, April 22, at 3:00pm and Location: Community Music School, 1544 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102, also to be streamed on the Friends of Music Facebook page.
Additional information may be found on the Outstanding Young Artist Competition page.
School teachers may request up to $1500. Grant applications are due by February 20, 2023. Please use the application form provided on this website on the "Grants" page, or at this link: School Grants Application . Decision will be announced in April 2023.
Grants support student music programs, grades K–12, for schools located in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania. Awards distributed August 2023 for '23–'24 school year.
Outstanding Teacher Award
We realize that we would not have such outstanding young musicians if it were not for the outstanding music teachers who have supported, encouraged and shown them how to develop their interest and talent. Therefore, in 2021, we added an award to recognize outstanding music teachers in the Lehigh Valley. For more information email to the attention of Linda Lipkis at: email@example.com.
You can download the nomination form below.
Outstanding Teacher Award Form
Congratulations to our previous Outstanding Young Artist Winners from 2022
Ava Bloomfield, piano
Benjamin Pfefer, violin
Matthew Kuplack, classical guitar
2021 Spring Recital
Click Below to view the 2021 Spring Recital Program!