Welcome to the William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition, an international music competition held annually on the first Saturday of March. Young artists from throughout the world compete for a grand prize of $6,000 plus an opportunity to perform with the Flint Symphony Orchestra and Enrique Diemecke, Conductor and Music Director.

The Competition rotates annually among the four disciplines listed below.

The Competition is sponsored by the St. Cecilia Society of Flint, Michigan in collaboration with the Flint Institute of Music and the Flint Symphony Orchestra.

For application information or to view our brochure, click here.

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