2017 Application for Yellow Barn's Young Artists Program

Application Instructions


Application Deadlines
Materials must be received by the following dates:
Live auditions (strongly recommended):
Applications for European auditions: January 10, 2017
Applications for U.S. auditions: January 16, 2017
Videotaped auditions (only if a live audition is not possible):
January 30, 2017
Late and walk-in applications will be accommodated where possible. Contact stacia@yellowbarn.org or call (802) 387-3108 if you have any questions or concerns.


Application Fee: $60 (non-refundable and due with application)
Tuition, Room, and Board: $2,300 (due in full by April 14, 2017, and non-refundable after May 1, 2017)
Limited scholarship assistance is available based on financial need. Aid requests will be accepted after application decisions have been announced. 
Strings, woodwinds, pianists, and composers are invited to apply. Live auditions are strongly recommended for instrumentalists. Only in cases where live auditions are impossible, applicants may audition with unedited video files. CDs will not be accepted. Unfortunately, Yellow Barn is not able to return audition materials.
Audition Requirements
Prepare two movements total: one substantial movement each from two contrasting works that make different demands on you as a player. You must bring your own pianist unless you are performing only unaccompanied works. Auditions are typically 15 minutes in length but may vary from audition to audition.
If you are a composer, please send three recent scores, preferably with recordings.
Audition Dates and Locations
Berlin, Germany: January 15
Vienna, Austria: January 16
London, England: January 17
Baltimore, MD: January 20*
New Haven, CT: January 26
New York, NY: January 27, 28, 29
Boston, MA: February 3, 4, 5
Rochester, NY: February 4
Cleveland, OH: February 10
Los Angeles, CA: February 11, 12
San Francisco, CA: February 13
Houston, TX: February 14
For a description of the venues, please click here.
*Note that the Baltimore audition date has changed from January 21st to January 20th to accommodate those who wish to participate in the march in Washington.

For more information or for assistance with your online application, please contact Stacia Cutler at stacia@yellowbarn.org or (802) 387-3108.


Please submit the following items with your application. Please include all information. We accept .doc, .docx, .pdf filetypes. Please limit file uploads to 2MB.

Your application cannot be saved and we will not receive any of your information until you click "Submit". 

Your most up-to-date list of chamber music studied and/or performed. Label each category clearly and include your name.
For composers only. Please submit three recent works.
Letters of Recommendation
Please submit two letters of recommendation from teachers who know your playing well. They (or you) may send the letters directly to stacia@yellowbarn.org. Please include your full name and instrument in the subject line.
2017 YAP Application Form

Please fill out all fields.

Please list all instruments you play and indicate which one you are applying with.
Please note that Yellow Barn will primarily use e-mail to communicate with you regarding audition schedules and results.
Biographical Information

Please fill out all fields and use "N/A" for fields that do not apply to you.

Please use this format: School, diploma, and years attended. Separate with a semicolon for multiple schools.
Please list years.
Please list years.
Please list years.
2017 Audition Request

Live auditions are strongly recommended.  Recorded auditions should be submitted only when live auditions are impossible.

Audition city, date, and time
If you are unable to attend any available audition times, please call Stacia Cutler at (802) 387-3108. *Rochester is available to Young Artist Program applicants only.

After clicking “Submit” you will be asked to pay your $60 application fee by PayPal. You may pay with a PayPal account or with a credit card. If you prefer to pay by check, please print your application and check payable to “Yellow Barn” to Yellow Barn c/o Stacia Cutler, Production Manager, PO Box 507 Putney, VT 05346.

By clicking "Submit", you are agreeing to the following:

The information presented in this application is true and complete, to the best of my knowledge. A recording, if submitted, is my own unedited performance.