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Virtual Cello Academy

2021 Virtual Cello Academy

Dr. Sarah Kim, Alan Rafferty & Avi Friedlander Directors

Update: Dates and guest artists for 2021 Virtual Cello Academy have been finalized, see below for the most up to date info!

Cincinnati Young Artists is pleased to offer the Virtual Cello Academy for online summer study.  We are excited to offer cellists all over the world the opportunity to study with world-class faculty in a number of different settings without having to leave home! Click on the links below to read more about this summer’s programs.

Session I: June 14-18, 2021

Richard Aaron, Hans Jensen, Melissa Kraut, Tom Landschoot

Registration closed.

For 32 advanced high school, college and post grad cellists, participants are selected by audition. Each participant will have a 30 minute MC with Prof. Aaron or Prof. Jensen and two 45-minute lessons with VCA Faculty Dr. Sarah Kim, Alan Rafferty, Melissa Kraut & Tom Landschoot.

Session II: Advanced

August 2-6, 2021

CYA Directors Dr. Sarah Kim and Alan Rafferty are thrilled to announce that Amir Eldan, Rosemary Elliott, Paul Katz, Melissa Kraut, Joel Krosnick, Astrid Schween, Alan Stepansky, Avi Friedlander & Dr. Nick Curry will join them on the faculty this year for VCA Session II: Advanced. Open 32 advanced high school, college and post grad cellists, participants are selected by audition. Apply today!

Auditor Program: August 2-6

Interested in auditing the Master Classes for Session II? Auditor pass gets you access to 16 hours of Master Classes plus 2 hours of Special Topic Classes. Registration now open!

Session II: Intermediate

August 2-6, 2021

VCA Intermediate Director Avi Friedlander will be joined on the faculty by Alex Croxton, Melissa SolomonZachary Sweet & Rick Mooney for VCA Session II: Intermediate. Don’t miss out on a great week of all things cello for students in Suzuki Book 4-8 or equivalent. Register today!

One-Day Intensive: June 5, 2021

VCA Directors Dr. Sarah KimAlan Rafferty & Avi Friedlander are pleased to invite intermediate and advanced pre-college students to the June One-Day Intensive with clinicians Pam DevenportNancy HairKirsten Cassel Greer & Laura Usisken. Registration now open!