Junior Peace & Music Ambassador 2017


Become Our Next Cross-Cultural Music Representative!

Strings, Piano, Brass, Wind, Voice and More...



The Competition's Two Age Categories

Upper Category: Age 15 to 18

Lower Category: Age 11 to 14


2017 Competition Key Dates:

Final Audition on June 25, 2017 at Steinway Hall, New York

  • Applicants can start submitting their video and forms from February 1, 2017. 
  • Application will close April 30, 2017. Please have a plenty of lead time and avoid last minute entry. 
  • First screened candidates will be announced by May 20, 2017.
  • Final Selection Audition will be held in the month of June. More specific dates will be announced in April. Please plan accordingly.


The selected winner will receive a feature spot at our Peace Concert in the fall 2017.

 A monetaryprize of $300 for each category will be presented.  

There will be a runner up if applicable.


Esteemed Judge Panel: (More Information on Panel Here)

Yoonhak Baek - conductor; Professor at Yeungnam University and Music Director of ConcertOPERA, Philadelphia. Hehas been invited to conduct renowned orchestras around the world. 

Johan de Meij - conductor, trombonist and composer; well known for his Symphony No. 1 "Lord of Rings"; 2014 guest conductor of both The New York Wind Symphony and The Kyushu Wind Orchestra in Fukuoka, Japan.

Elemer Lavotha - principal cellist for Sweden Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Member of Royal Academy of Music; professor at the Royal College of Music


Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma - a Developmental Pediatrician and a musician. A graduate of Radcliffe College and Harvard Medical School, she works with children with developmental disorders in the Bronx and Queens, performs as a chamber musician, and teaches violin, viola, and chamber music. Executive Director of The Children's Orchestra Society, New York.


Dr. Inesa Sinkevych - Ukrainian born Inesa Sinkevych has established herself as one of the leading pianists of her generation.  Professor at the Manhanttan School of Music, New York. 


Misoon Ghim - Possessed of a powerful voice and striking stahe presence, Misoon Ghim has appeared on the stages of the New York City Opera, the Opera Company of Philadelphia and Opera Delaware.


Ohad Bar-David – cellist for the Philadelphia Orchestra; international chamber musician and cross-cultural performer; newest album Beyond Borders

New Special Category: Orchestra Concerto Accompaniment Category


We are proud to announce Aurax's partnership with our Peace and Music Ambassador program. Applicants entering in the Orchestra Concerto Accompaniment Category will receive free access to Aurax's music libraries. Aurax uses innovative technology to allow musicians to practice with an orchestra accompaniment from their mobile device. For more information, please visit auraxmusic.com


Please follow these steps for your submission

  • Please fill out the form using this link.
  • Lower Age Category - You must be between the ages of 11 and 14
  • Upper Age Category - You must be between the ages of 15 and 18
  • You need to include a note of permission from your guardian, i.e. parents.
  • You must have a minimum of three years of music instruction.  Please tell us the name ofyour instrumental teacher(s).
  • Your musical instrument must be one of these categories - string, piano, brass or wind.
  • You must have a recording of you playing your instrument on a video tape.  It needs tobe a high-quality video recording lasting a maximum of five minutes.  The recording must be of an individual performance in a private setting. (High quality recording on an iPhone is acceptable.)
  • Please tell us your heritage/culture that you represent.
  • On the form, submit a paragraph on what peace means to you and how a musician can play a role in peace and friendship.
  • Please include a $50 processing fee with your submission. With this submission, the entrant will receive a concert ticket of one of our premier concerts of choice.  Please mail a check to P.O. Box 2165, Southeastern, PA 19399. For a credit card payment: Make a Payment here.

Important tip for uploading video file 

-If you don't already have one, you will need to create a google account. Please upload your video in a google drive.

- Email us for requesting an access to Auraxmusic category as we can guide through the use.

-Create a new folder and title it fullname.instrument.date (ex: KristinKownacky.brass.7/21). Add your video to this folder, the name on the video the same as the folder. Your video should be the only thing in the folder.

- Please add our email usoffice@harmonyforpeace.org to share a link of your video on a google drive.  Or send us the link of the video upload.  

-Invite usoffice@harmonyforpeace.org to view the folder.

- That's it! We've got it from here. We will accept your invitation shortly, and will begin the judging process. 

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