Summer 2016 Dates: June 15 – July 2, 2016
(Note: Information below is for the 2015 summer festival. Please check back soon for 2016 application information.)
Seth Knopp and Mimi Hwang, Artistic Directors
For outstanding musicians ages 13-20
Strings, Woodwinds, Piano, and Composition
Yellow Barn’s Young Artists Program brings together 28 outstanding young instrumentalists and composers from across the United States and abroad for a rigorous and exciting 18-day chamber music workshop that includes intensive study and three public performances. The challenging and supportive learning environment defines a daily schedule that offers coaching sessions, private lessons, public performances, masterclasses, theory workshops, rehearsal and practice time, and the opportunity to enjoy Yellow Barn's beautiful campus. Instrumentalists study three major chamber works, with repertoire assigned well in advance. Composers are completely integrated into the program, working with faculty and collaborating with performers to bring their work to life in performance. Participants are housed, share their meals, and have access to rehearsal and practice studios on Yellow Barn's campus at The Greenwood School.
Young Artists Program alumni, and some college-age participants, attend major conservatories and colleges, including the Juilliard and Eastman Schools of Music, New England Conservatory, the Curtis, Cleveland, and Peabody Institutes, Harvard, Rice, and Yale Universities, and Bard College, among others.
This program is open to 28 instrumentalists and composers between the ages of 13 and 20.
2015 Young Artists Program Faculty
Materials must be received by the following dates:
The live audition deadline has passed.
The video audition deadline has passed.
Application Fee: $60 (non-refundable and due with application)
Tuition, Room, and Board: $2,300 (due in full by April 14, 2015, and non-refundable after May 1, 2015)
Limited scholarship assistance is available based on financial need. Aid applications will be accepted after application decisions have been announced.
For more information, please contact:
Dan Nitsch, Operations Manager
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