Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Our next audition cycle will be in Fall 2022.

Marian Anderson Young Artist Program

In memory of world-renowned contralto and Philadelphia-daughter, Marian Anderson, Play On Philly launches the Marian Anderson Young Artist Program which supports students, also known as Anderson Artists, in their musical studies through private lessons, individual advisement, instrument loans, and college and career counseling.

This program aims to serve those individuals whose communities have historically been excluded from the highest levels of musical excellence due to structural barriers in our country. Anderson Artists and their families commit themselves to the dedication necessary to excel in the fields of classical and jazz music. Anderson Artists’ programming is tuition-free for accepted students; a registration fee is required upon acceptance.


The deadline to apply for 2022 is April 22 at 11:59pm.