MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – The performing arts organization Young Texas Artists (YTA) has kicked off an impressive 2022-2023 season with an expanded career development program for emerging artists; the 38th Annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition, held March 9-11, 2023; and the popular Bach, Beethoven & Barbecue benefit gala and concert scheduled for March 11th.
YTA kicked off its new season during its Classics At The Glade celebration at the Glade Cultural Center in The Woodlands. Here’s a closer look:
James Holian (center) presented YTA with a special recognition from US Congressman Kevin Brady during Classics At The Glade. Holian is shown with Master of Ceremonies Gil Staley, CEO of The Woodlands Economic Development Partnership, and YTA President/CEO Susie Moore Pokorski. Photo by Jerry Baker.
Three medalists from the 2022 Young Texas Artists Music Competition performed during Classics At The Glade at the Glade Cultural Center in The Woodlands. They are (left to right): Guobi “Malcolm” Liu, Silver Medalist for Piano; Bronwyn White, gold medalist for voice; and Josh Liu, silver medalist in strings. Photo by Jerry Baker.
Annette Hallock, Lana Hazlett and Ken Hallock at Classics At The Glade. Photo by Jerry Baker.
Left to right: Joseph Staley, who curated the contemporary art exhibition by young Texas artists shown in the background, with his mother, Debra Staley, and father, Gil Staley, Master of Ceremonies of Classics At The Glade. Photo by Jerry Baker.
To make reservations for the Bach, Beethoven & Barbecue Gala, visit www.ytamc.com.
Founded in 1983, Young Texas Artists is a unique not-for-profit organizer of music competitions and events, career development programs and cultural enrichment. The nationally recognized Young Texas Artists Music Competition and YTA Career Development Program provide professional guidance, mentoring and coveted performing experience. As the official music competition for the state of Texas, it is one of the few competitions in the state with four ability categories: voice; Piano; strings; and wind instruments, brass, drums, harp and guitar. The YTA competition is open to classical artists ages 18-30 (20-32 for vocals) who are residents of Texas or affiliated with a Texas music school. Over the years, Young Texas Artists has helped produce many respected professionals who have joined orchestras, opera houses, universities and music schools around the world. youngtexasartists.org.
Affiliations: Young Texas Artists is a member of the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance, the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Cultural Trust and Texans for the Arts.
Young Texas Artists, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated and headquartered in Conroe, Montgomery County.