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Session I

Virtual Cello Academy:  Session I

June 14-18, 2021

Dr. Sarah Kim and Alan Rafferty, Directors & Faculty

CYA Directors Dr. Sarah Kim and Alan Rafferty are thrilled to announce that Richard Aaron (University of Michigan & the Juilliard School) Hans Jensen (Northwestern University & the Glenn Gould School), Melissa Kraut (Cleveland Institute of Music) & Tom Landschoot will join them on the faculty for Session I!


  • Daily Master Classes: All accepted students will have a solo master class with Prof. Jensen or Prof. Aaron
  • Technique Class: Festival faculty will lead daily technique classes
  • Practice Zoom Rooms
  • Orchestral Excerpt Classes & Mock Audition with Owen Young, Boston Symphony and Alan Rafferty, Cincinnati Symphony

Application and Audition

  • Audition Requirements
    • Two Contrasting works of choice
  • Individual tracks, include YouTube or other link in the application below
  • Application Fee:
    • $25 before March 15/$50 after
    • Application Deadline: April 1
    • Admission decisions will be sent by April 15
  • Tuition: $590
  • Email cincinnatiyoungartists@gmail.com directly with any questions.

Applications for this program are now closed. Please consider applying for Virtual Cello Academy Session II