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Chamber Music Festival

2021 Chamber Music Festival

Update: Out of an abundance of caution, the 2021 Festival will not be held. We look forward to returning in 2022 with a live, in-person Chamber Music! Cellists check out the Virtual Cello Academy programs.


Dr. Sarah Kim and Alan Rafferty, Directors
The Cincinnati Young Artists Chamber Music Festival is an opportunity for outstanding string players, pianists and woodwinds to immerse themselves in the art of chamber music through an intensive 6-day festival working with world-renowned guest artists.  Accepted students are placed into ensembles by age and ability. Extensive rehearsals and coaching culminate in performances in Werner Recital Hall at the University of Cincinnati, College- Conservatory of Music throughout the week.
Visit the CYA YouTube Channel for previous festival performances.

Rising Artists Program (RAP)

Exceptional younger students (age 12 and younger) are eligible for the RAP program.  Click here for more info on becoming a RAP!

Emerging Artists Program

The original CYA Chamber Music program geared towards serious pre-college students age 13-18.  Click here for more info and application.

Conservatory Fellowship Program

Outstanding collegiate and pre-professional string players, pianists and woodwinds should apply for the Conservatory Fellowship.  Click here for more info and application.