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Chamber Music Festival- Rising Artists Program (RAP)

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
Daily Schedule: 9am to 2pm 
RAP students are invited to attend Master Classes after lunch with a guardian and are required to attend all evening concerts

The Cincinnati Young Artists Chamber Music Festival is pleased to continue our Rising Artists Program (RAP).  RAP is an opportunity for outstanding younger 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.  Students age 12 and younger may apply for this program.  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
Submit links to audition video in application
Online auditions only this year!

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: $350

Admissions Decisions will be sent by April 1st!
Email cincinnatiyoungartists@gmail.com with any questions.