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2022 Annual Youth Festival

A very important part of Tri-County Concerts' program is its Annual Youth Festival, established in 1943. This is one of the area's most prestigious competitions for aspiring young musicians living in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Auditions are open to high-school and middle-school students in a wide variety of instruments, including piano, strings, winds, voice, and ensembles, as well as a musica diversa category that includes harp, classical guitar, and percussion.

The Youth Festival offers talented students an opportunity to audition before and receive critiques from professional judges. Each year those students deemed outstanding by the judges are given monetary awards; their photos and accomplishments are featured on the Tri-County web site; and they perform at a live winners' recital.

Our 79th Annual Youth Festival Winners' Recital was held on June 4, 2022, at 7:00 PM at Swope Music Building, West Chester University in West Chester, PA 19383.

Check back here in mid January 2023 for complete information on the 2023 festival, including the online pre-registration form. An invitation to pre-register their students will also be mailed out to teachers in January.

Watch a video of the recital after free registration (name and email address). A donation is requested.

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For further information, please contact the Youth Festival Directors at

Wendy Schmid and Eleanor James, Co-Directors, Tri-County Concerts Youth Festival

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