Launched in 2010, the EPSMF Competition for Young Musicians was crafted with artistic standards set by the From the Top team (2009) when EPSMF hosted their live-taping in El Paso. This competition is open to the public and invites musicians (ages 8 to 19) of instrument or voice to apply. Finalists are selected through an extensive application and audition process to compete in a spring recital. The winner receives a cash award and the opportunity to perform in the EPSMF’s Summer Concert. Second and third place positions were added to the competition in 2011, along with cash awards. The judges reserve the right to make the appropriate awards based on musical competency and standards of performance. Talent may also be acknowledged with Recognition for Achievement.

2019 Awards include:
First Place Winner: $1800 and Solo Concert Performance
Second Place Winner: $700
Third Place Winner: $500
Finalists: Recognition for Achievement

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The EPSMF Competition for Young Musicians is open to all soloists from ages 8 - 19 for all instruments and voice. This includes students in their freshman year of college providing they have not passed their twentieth birthday before the closing date for the competition.