Young Artist Program


Young Artist Chamber Music Program is:

  • A rigorous seven-week chamber music program for fifty international pre-professional young artists (20 violinists, 9 violists, 14 cellists and 7 pianists) 18 years of age or older.
  • The summer is divided in two sessions. June 27 – July 20 and July 21 – August 14
  • Each session the young artists participate in daily rehearsals, receive coaching, and attend master classes and concerts, studying in depth and to perform two chamber works during the festival’s public Young Artist Concerts.

The small faculty, drawn from major conservatories and universities, work closely with the young artists, overseeing morning rehearsals, coaching ensembles in the afternoons and presenting weekly Festival Concerts on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.

2016 Faculty

violin: David Bowlin, Ronald Copes, Weigang Li, Joel Smirnoff, Laurie Smukler
viola:  Doris Lederer, Katherine Murdock, Ira Weller
cello:   Jerry Grossman, Dmitry Kousov, Joel Krosnick, Barbara Mallow
piano: Jane Coop

Sample DayIMG_5665

7:30 – 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 Rehearsal

10:30 – 12:00 Rehearsal

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 Coachings

4:00 – 5:30 Rehearsal

5:30 – 6:30 Dinner

6:30 – 8:00 Rehearsal

How to Apply: 2016 Young Artist Chamber Music Program


Click here for Application

(Students who wish to attend must be at least 18 years of age by June 15 in order to attend.)