2017 Emerging Artist applications will be accepted through January 6, 2017.
In its commitment to nurturing new musical talent, VBF supports the Emerging Artist program, affording young musicians the opportunity to work side-by-side with professionals in their field. In addition to formal concerts, the Emerging Artists visit assisted living facilities and service clubs in the community, and perform for audiences at the Victoria Public Library and Boys and Girls Club.
Listen to performances from past Emerging Artist concerts.
The Emerging Artists program began in 1992 as the New Young Artists, and has featured over 50 of the nation’s most promising young musicians. Past New Young Artists include:
2015: Reese Farnell, horn ~ Brian Giebler, tenor
2014: Erin Calata, mezzo-soprano ~ Patrick Kilbride, tenor
2010: Erin English, soprano ~ Thales Smith, guitar
2009: Catherine Clarke, soprano ~ Seth Lafler, tenor
2007: Kathrine Schmidt, soprano ~ Jonathon Subia, tenor
2000: Keith Gipson, tenor ~ Jennifer Needham, soprano ~ John Markert, organ
1999: Matthew Oltman, tenor ~ Annie Su
1997: Hanan Alattar, soprano ~ Todd Keister, tenor
1996: Nina Keidann Revering, soprano ~ David Dillard, baritone
1995: Jill Bates, soprano ~ Garrett Maddox, tenor ~ João Lourenço
1992: Jana Holzmeier, soprano ~ David Blackburn, tenor