June 14 – July 1, 2017
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.
Application Fee: $60 (non-refundable and due with application)
Tuition, Room, and Board: $2,300
Limited scholarship assistance is available based on financial need. Aid applications will be accepted after application decisions have been announced.
Violaine Melançon, violin
Mark Steinberg, violin*
Marka Gustavsson, viola
Kim Kashkashian, viola*
Natasha Brofsky, cello
Bonnie Hampton, cello
Mimi Hwang, cello
Gilbert Kalish, piano*
Seth Knopp, piano
Stephen Coxe, composition
Amy Beth Kirsten, composition*
Christopher Theofanidis, composition*
Stacia Cutler, Production Manager
Yellow Barn does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or veteran status in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other Yellow Barn-sponsored activities.