Overview & Schedule


Since its inception in 1996, the Young Artists Festival has provided thousands of students the opportunity to connect with the arts through competitions, workshops, master classes and recitals.  Designed for Adams County students and teachers, the Young Artists Alliance features artists of piano, strings, dance, drama and vocal.

The 2023 Festival and will feature students of strings.  In past years our partners have included SCFD, TASHCO and corporations.  The Young Artists Alliance currently administrates this program.


To participate in the competitions, workshops, and recitals students must meet at least one of the conditions below:

  • Be a resident of Adams County (primary address located within county boundaries)
  • Study performing arts with a private teacher who is a resident of Adams County
  • Attend a performing arts school located within Adams County
  • Attend any Adams County district school
  • Live within any Adams County school district boundary


For information about each event and a link to register, follow the links below.

Schedule of Events – 2023 Young Artists Vocal Festival

February 6          Registration Opens (link to register will be posted here on February 6)                  
March 27             Strings Registration Deadline
March 30             Late Registration Deadline
April 22                Strings Divisions – 9 am – Carpenter Recreation Center (Thornton)

For questions contact Rosalie Keith, Executive Director for the Young Artists Alliance, at youngartistsalliance@comcast.net or 303-457-2289.

General Competition Information

  • There should be no communication with the judges during the competitions.  Any necessary communication to judges will be done by administrators.
  • The decision of the judges is final. At the judges’ discretion, some awards may not be given.
  • Multiple divisions will be created as needed.
  • Adams County and Carpenter Recreation Center COVID Guidelines will be followed.