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Chamber Music Festival: Conservatory Fellowship

2021 Festival Postponed

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
All events to take place at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music

The Cincinnati Young Artists Chamber Music Festival is pleased to continue our Conservatory Fellowship Program.  CFP is an opportunity for outstanding collegiate and pre-professional 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.

Guest faculty new to the festival include Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo Quartet, Judith Ingolfsson and Masumi Per Rostad.  Janet Sung and Rictor Noren return as well!

Click here for the full list of 2020 Faculty

Check out the CYA YouTube Channel for previous festival performances.

Other daily activities include:

Application and Audition:

Conservatory Fellowship Program- Application for this program will open in early November, please email cincinnatiyoungartists@gmail.com directly with questions.

Application Deadline: Feb 1 (early), March 20th (applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis)
Application Fee: $25 (Before Feb 1)/ $50 after
Online audition with application
Audition Requirements:
No more than 2 contrasting works up to 10 minutes in total length.
Recent Chamber Performances optional 

Pre-formed Fellowship ensembles are invited to apply.  One member needs to fill out the application complete and list the other members in the pre-formed ensemble section.  Pay application fee of $75 before Feb 1 and $150 after.  Submit group recordings with application.  

Tuition: $240 (this tuition reflects a 50% discount for all accepted fellow and includes work study)
Single room in CCM dorm: $425 for the week in CCM dorms (room only)

Admissions Decisions will be sent by April 1st!

Email cincinnatiyoungartists@gmail.com with any questions.