The 51st annual Young Artist Competition is Jan. 22 in the sanctuary at Central United Protestant Church, 1124 Stevens Drive, Richland.
The daylong event begins at 9 a.m. and features young musicians from Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Adams, Grant, Columbia, Klickitat and Yakima counties, as well as Umatilla and Morrow counties in Oregon.
Students will be judged on their expressive ability, empathy of musical style, faithfulness to indications of the work and technical security in categories: strings, piano, voice and woodwinds.
The two overall winners in senior and junior division will perform with the Mid-Columbia Symphony at the spring concert in May.
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