For sixteen years, the York River Symphony Orchestra has sponsored the Young Artist Concerto Competition to select talented young artists for an opportunity to perform in concert with a symphony orchestra. For information on this years upcoming competition, click the "2016 Competition" button on the left.

Focusing on "the arts" as they become an endangered species for our young, our educational goals are: to showcase young people who elect to pursue the higher forms of musical performance; to provide school students with complimentary tickets to concerts; and to present outstanding youth performance groups in pre-concert showcases.