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American Protégé offers a variety of music competitions and song contests for different music genres, instruments and levels of applicants’ qualification. All our music competitions are open for the musicians of any age, race, nationality or country and provide equal opportunities in a friendly, though very competitive, environment for those who want to demonstrate their talents and realize their dreams to perform at the world’s most prestigious venues such as Stern Auditorium, Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Participation in American Protégé Music Competitions leaves a memorable experience to both young musicians and professionals and helps to build their confidence and strengthen their performance skills.
This year our organization continues to grow and our Competitions attracted the largest number of very competitive applicants on record from 66 countries.
Deadline: October 10, 2022
Deadline: October 25, 2022
Deadline: November 2, 2022
Deadline: January 20, 2023
Deadline: February 20, 2023
Elias and Zion Phoenix At Americas Got Talent 2017:
American Protege Winners, Elias and Zion Phoenix, as Twin Keyboardists at Americas Got Talent 2017: Full audition Video
American Protégé Winner 2019, Cameron Renshaw.
Ellen DeGeneres welcomed 9-year-old Cameron Renshaw, an acclaimed cellist and American Protégé Winner, who has already played Carnegie Hall five times! He talked with Ellen about how he got into playing the cello and how he sees colors when he plays music.
American Protege Competition Winner, Daniel Colaner, in the ABC NEWS (November 26, 2017):
ABC News TV Channel made a clip about one of the American Protege Competitions Winner, Daniel Colaner, a boy with a amazing life story. A 12-year-old cancer survivor who learned piano as a young child while battling his disease unlocked a talent and passion that paved the way for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.
Ellen DeGeneres TV Show:
Ryan Wang, 5-year old Canadian pianist, a Scholarship Award Winner of the American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition 2013 and 2014 – on The Ellen Show Full Interview.
Christian Li, becomes youngest winner of prestigious Yehudi Menuhin International Competition:
Ten-year-old violinist Christian Li becomes the youngest winner of one of the world’s most prestigious international violin competitions, the Menuhin Competition. In 2017, he won first prize in the violin category of the Young Artist Semper Music International Competition in Italy and was also selected to perform at Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium in NY in the American Protege Showcase 10-year Anniversary concert.
Little Big Shots – Steve and Brandon Jam (Episode Highlight):
Little Big Shots s2e13 Brandon, the piano player part 1
Ellen DeGeneres TV Show:
Elias Phoenix, 7, out of Brandon, Florida, entered the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition Fall 2013 in November 2013 and performed at the Winners Recital at Carnegie Hall. After winning the American Protégé Competition, Elias has performed twice as a featured guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, has been featured on The Today Show, People Magazine, and other local and National news and media outlets.
Brandon Goldberg Interview at the Little Big Shots Show (April 17, 2016):
Pianist Brandon Goldberg, a winner of American Protege International Talent Music Competition, Spring 2015, is not only a virtuoso, he’s also given TED Talks, and he’ll wow you with his wisdom.
Piano Prodigy Harmony Zhu Performs at Ellen DeGeneres TV Show:
This young talent has as delightful a personality as she has a knack for the piano: a First Prize Winner in the Young Musicians Category of the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition 2013, showed her talent at the Ellen DeGeneres Show on November 3, 2014.
From New York Post (March 30, 2014):
A once homeless Florida college student is now realizing his dreams after placing in a piano competition that will allow him to perform at Carnegie Hall. James Matthews, 24, sometimes slept in his instructor’s piano studio for shelter while he was a student at Florida Southern College… In January, one of his instructors there suggested he submit a video of himself performing Sergei Prokofiev’s “Piano Sonata No. 7″ for the American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition 2014.After performing at the American Protege Winners Recital on April 20th, James Matthews was invited to the Ellen DeGeneres TV Show on April 25th, 2014.
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