Beverley Taylor Sorenson

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Chamber Artists is calling for applications for the 2012 Beverley Sorenson Young Artist Competition.

The Beverley Sorenson Young Artist Concerts showcase talented young musicians in the region and state.

Previously, performers were selected by invitation only, but the process has been changed to introduce a competition open to all eligible candidates. This year, pianists 11-15 years of age are invited to apply. According to a news release, the winner will be featured in a concerto with the Utah Chamber Artists Orchestra under the direction of Barlow Bradford in Libby Gardner Concert Hall and will be awarded a $500 cash prize.

Applications for the preliminary round of auditions are due on Nov. 28. For guidelines and an application form, visit or call 801-572-2010.

The concert will be presented to middle-school students on Jan. 30 and 31. This event is part of Utah Chamber Artists "Youth Music Festival" and is co-sponsored by Art Works for Kids and the R. Harold Burton Foundation.

For more information, call 801-572-2010.