Vernell Gregg Young Artists Competition
for students in Grades 6 through 12

All applications will be submitted through ACCEPTD, including application form, video recording, and payment. Complete rules and regulations can be found at ACCEPTD


Guidelines                                                                  Deadline: Sunday, January 2, 2021, 11:59pm CST

The 2022 Vernell Gregg Young Artists Competition will consist of two rounds. For the preliminary round, contestants will submit YouTube videos of a movement from their chosen concerto. The final round will be conducted live before a panel of judges. See Application Process below for compete instructions.


  • The competition is open to all students in Grades 6 through 12. 

  • There is no geographic limitation. 

  • Competitors may not be students of any of the judges.



  • Senior: Grades 9 - 12

  • Junior: Grades 6 - 8



  • Piano

  • Strings and Harp

  • Winds and Percussion


Bill and Grace Lawrence Scholarship
The Grand Prize Winner will receive the $1,000 Bill and Grace Lawrence Scholarship.

Performance with the Symphony
The Grand Prize Winner will perform with the Lewisville Lake Symphony on February 11, 2022.



  • Grand Prize: One winner will perform with the Lewisville Lake Symphony at the February 11, 2022 concert and will receive the $1,000 Bill and Grace Lawrence Scholarship.

  • The Grand Prize winner may be either a junior or senior entrant.

  • Place Winners: First, second, third and honorable mention winners may be named in both divisions.

  • The judges will designate a Grand Prize winner only if they deem the contestant worthy. If no entrant meets acceptable standards, no winner will be declared. The decision of the judges will be final.


How to apply

Preliminary Round:

  • Upload a high-quality YouTube video (audio+video) of at least one movement of a concerto from the approved repertory list (see Repertoire below).

  • The video selections may be accompanied by either piano or orchestra. 

  • Contestants who are currently studying with any of the judges may not apply.

  • Orchestral tutti cuts are permitted.

  • The video must have been made during 2021, not before

  • The video must show the hands and face of the contestant.

  • The video must be continuous and unedited, including no edited breaks between movements.

  • The contestant must play from memory.

  • Deadline of the Preliminary Round submission is Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 11:59pm CST.

  • Contestants will be notified of the results of the preliminary round by e-mail on or before January 8.


Final Round (Saturday, January 15, 2022):

  • Finalists will perform before a panel of distinguished judges at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Flower Mound, Texas, on Saturday, January 15, 2022).

  • Contestants are responsible for the entire concerto.

  • Contestants must play from memory.

  • The winner will be announced on January 15 after deliberations by the judges. The decision of the judges is final.



  • Each contestant must perform from memory a complete concerto from the Approved Repertory.

  • Students who wish to perform a concerto not on the repertoire list must receive written approval in the form of an e-mail from the Lewisville Lake Symphony's Music Director prior to the application deadline. This is unlikely to be granted. A copy of the approval e-mail must accompany the application.


Entry Fee
A non-refundable fee of $55 must be submitted online with your application.

For questions regarding the competition, please contact

Approved Repertory

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.