Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply by April 1, 2024, to be considered for our auditions taking place on May 5, 2024.

Questions? Contact the Anderson Artist Manager, Dr. Anna Meyer, at 

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.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.​ Apply by October 20th at 11:59 pm to be considered for a fall 2022 audition!