For fifteen 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. We are already planning for this year's competition.

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.