Student Hannah Hickman Wins 2017 National Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition
Hannah Hickman (BM, saxophone/music education, student of Preston Duncan) won the 2017 National Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition. The Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program (YYPA) recognizes outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz, and contemporary music. Winners of this competition will be invited to attend an all-expense paid weekend at the Music for All™ Summer Symposium, receive a once in a lifetime performance opportunity in front of thousands, national press coverage, receive a recording and photos of the live performance, and participate in workshops designed to launch a professional music career. Winners also enjoy many of the privileges of a Yamaha Artist, including services and communication with Yamaha's Artist Relations department.