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Emerging Artists Chamber Music Festival

Chamber Music Festival

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.

Applications will open in early November, please email cincinnatiyoungartists@gmail.com directly if any questions.

Dr. Sarah Kim and Alan Rafferty, Directors
All events take place at the University of Cincinnati, College- Conservatory of Music

The CYA Emerging Artists Chamber Music Festival is an opportunity for outstanding string players, pianists and woodwinds aged 13-18 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.

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

Other daily activities include:

Application and Audition:

Application for this program will open in early November, please email cincinnatiyoungartists@gmail.com directly with any 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 submitted with application, no live auditions
Audition Requirements:
No more than 2 contrasting works up to 10 minutes in total length.
Recent Chamber Performances optional

Pre-formed ensembles are invited to apply and will receive a discounted tuition of $50 per member provided the entire group attends the festival.  All members must complete application individually and submit an audition recording.

Tuition: $480
Single room in CCM dorm: $475 for the week includes dinner in UC Dining Facilities

Admissions Decisions will be sent by April 1st!

Email cincinnatiyoungartists@gmail.com with any questions.