Curtis Summerfest Young Artist Summer Program

Students are challenged to grow in an intensive conservatory environment. The three-week course features personalized attention from celebrated faculty, many of whom are Curtis alumni with thriving pedagogical or performance careers. Musicians aged 14 to 22 who have studied privately at the advanced level are encouraged to apply. Past participants have gone on to study at elite conservatories and music programs including Curtis, Eastman, Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Oberlin Peabody, Rice, and others.
Key dates: January 17, noon EST: Applications due. An additional $35 late fee will be assessed on applications submitted after this date.
Every participant selects an area of focus:
Composition participants:
• Five lessons during the program.
• Daily seminar class featuring discussions about the past and future of composition.
• Orchestral score study.
• A performance and recording of one of your works by Curtis musicians–unique to this program.
Conductor:
• Weekly private lessons.
• Orchestral score study.
• An opportunity to rehearse small and large ensembles of program participants (including a chamber ensemble, an orchestral movement, and a choir selection), conduct in performance, and receive a video recording.
Pianists:
• Weekly private lessons with piano faculty.
• Chamber music and piano four-hands rehearsals plus coachings.
• Weekend recitals (performers are selected weekly by faculty members; each pianist performs at least once with their piano-duo partner and at least once in a mixed chamber ensemble).
• All instrumentalists who are accepted to the Young Artist Summer Program are welcome, but not required, to compete in the Concerto Competition.
Instrumentalists (Orchestra):
• Weekly private lessons.
• Chamber music rehearsals and coachings.
• Orchestra: daily rehearsals and weekly recitals, with the opportunity to work with three different conductors
* Sectional coachings of orchestral repertoire.
• Studio classes, varying by instrument.
• Performances: Each week, participants are nominated by faculty to perform at the weekly chamber recital. All participants will perform at least one movement of a chamber piece at least once during the course of the program.
• All instrumentalists who are accepted to the Young Artist Summer Program are welcome, but not required, to compete in the Concerto Competition.
The whole program, about 100 students, comes together through:
• Daily all-program choir.
• Eight sessions of musical studies class.
• Two sessions of rhythm class led by percussion faculty members.
• Excursions Philadelphia and wellness activities.

For more information and to apply: https://www.curtis.edu/summerfest/young-artist-summer-program3/about/

17 Jan 2020
90.00
U.S. Dollar (USD)