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Young Texas Artists Announces Exciting New Season During Classics At The Glade

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – Performing arts organization Young Texas Artists (YTA) has launched an impressive 2022-2023 season complete with an expanded career development program for emerging artists; the 38th annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition to be held March 9-11, 2023; and the popular Bach, Beethoven & Barbecue benefit gala and concert, set for March 11.

YTA launched its new season during its Classics At The Glade celebration at Glade Cultural Center in The Woodlands. Here’s a closer look:

James Holian (center) presented YTA with a special commendation from U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady during Classics At The Glade. Holian is shown with Master of Ceremonies Gil Staley, CEO of The Woodlands Economic Development Partnership, and YTA President/CEO Susie Moore Pokorski. Photo by Jerry Baker.

Classics At The Glade 2022 Proclamation




Three medalists from the 2022 Young Texas Artists Music Competition performed during Classics At The Glade at Glade Cultural Center in The Woodlands. They are, from left to right, Guobi “Malcolm” Liu, Silver Medalist in Piano; Bronwyn White, Gold Medalist in Voice; and Josh Liu, Silver Medalist in Strings. Photo by Jerry Baker.

Classics At The Glade Performers Guobi “Malcolm” Liu Bronwyn White Josh Liu


Annette Hallock, Lana Hazlett and Ken Hallock at Classics At The Glade. Photo by Jerry Baker.

Classics At The Glade 2022 Annette Hallock, Lana Hazlett, Ken Hallock


From left to right: Joseph Staley, who curated the contemporary art exhibit by young Texas artists shown in the background, with his mother, Debra Staley, and his father, Gil Staley, master of ceremonies for Classics At The Glade. Photo by Jerry Baker.

Classics At The Glade 2022 Staley Family Gil Debra Joseph


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Young Texas Artists, founded in 1983, is a one-of-a-kind nonprofit presenter of music competitions and events, career development programs and cultural enrichment outreach. The nationally acclaimed Young Texas Artists Music Competition and the YTA Career Development Program provide professional guidance, mentoring and highly sought performance experience. An Official Music Competition of the State of Texas, it is one of the few competitions in the nation with four performance divisions: Voice; Piano; Strings; and Winds, Brass, Percussion, Harp and Guitar. The YTA contest is open to classical artists, ages 18-30 (20-32 for Voice), who are Texas residents or affiliated with a Texas music school. Over the years, Young Texas Artists has helped produce many distinguished professionals who have gone on to join orchestras, opera companies, universities and music schools around the world.

Affiliations: Young Texas Artists is a member of the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance, the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Cultural Trust and Texans for the Arts.

Young Texas Artists, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded and headquartered in Conroe, Montgomery County.