Class Notes

Young Concert Artists

March 1, 2019

My son, Daniel Kellogg, has just been appointed President of Young Concert Artists effective July 1, succeeding Susan Wadsworth, who founded YCA in 1961 and has been its guiding force since then. YCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and providing aspiring and highly gifted musicians with access to a minimum of 3 years management services, career engagements, publicity and career guidance – plus coveted recital debuts in New York City and at the Washington D.C. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Annually YCA holds auditions to identify young classical musicians and chamber groups. It is not a competition, as there is no limit on how many musicians are chosen in any given year. Among those who have had their careers started with YCA’s support are pianists Emanuel Ax and Murray Perahia, violinist Pinchas Zuckerman, flutist Paula Robison, cellist Fred Sherry, soprano Dawn Upshaw, and composers Kevin Puts, Kenji Bunch, and Mason Bates. Currently Daniel is the Head of the Composition Department at the College of Music at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Spen Kellogg

1958