Youth Arts


Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Arizona Young Artists’ Competition:

Classical Voice – Aliyah Douglas, Ironwood Ridge High School, Tucson
Musical Theater Voice – Riley Thornton, Campo Verde High School
Dance – Ellery Donlon, Arizona School for the Arts
Acting – Lauren Skemp, Notre Dame Preparatory
People’s Choice Classical Voice – Aliyah Douglas, Ironwood Ridge High School, Tucson
People’s Choice Acting – Tanner Osborne, Northwest Christian High School
People’s Choice Musical Theater Voice – Cammie Roberts, Benjamin Franklin High School
People’s Choice Dance – Kaela Groff, Pinnacle High School

 Click here to read more about our finalists.

 Click here to see a gallery of photos recaping of the event.

Click here to read more about our judges and event coordinators.

Click here for the 2022 program.


Welcome to the Arizona Young Artists’ Competition, enter for the chance to win $1,500!

We are thrilled to have you join the legacy of young artists seeking enriching educational opportunities. Through the Arizona Young Artists’ Competition, our community’s burgeoning creatives are given the opportunity to compete in the disciplines of Dance, Classical Voice, Musical Theatre Voice and Acting.  This competition allows for young Arizona artists to experience the audition process and garner productive feedback and pertinent experience through adjudication by highly-regarded arts professionals.

After initial auditions are complete, four finalists will be chosen from each discipline. These artists will be given the chance to wow our panel of esteemed judges once more and vie for the opportunity to bring home a $1500 first prize scholarship awarded to the winner of each discipline. The audience will also be able to vote on their favorite performer to win the People’s Choice Award. People’s Choice Award recipients will be awarded $100.

All auditions and performances will take place at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

For further inquiries, contact:

Cescily Wiener, M.Ed., Director of Community Engagement
602-254-7399x 106

“It prepared me for future auditions and felt good to act on a real stage."

Thank you to our Arizona Young Artists' Competition 2022 Sponsors!

Billie Jo and Judd Herberger
Mike Parrish
Debra & Jim Larson