Young Artist Summer Program 2017-04-04T11:36:45+00:00

Experience a rigorous conservatory schedule in an intimate, challenging, and supportive environment. This three-week course features personalized attention from a distinguished faculty. High school and college-age musicians from around the globe rehearse and perform through:

  • Weekly private instruction
  • Orchestra or piano four-hands
  • Chamber music or composition seminar
  • Master classes with celebrated faculty
  • Weekend recitals (chamber performers are nominated by faculty members, orchestra performs weekly)

Musicians aged 14 to 22 who have studied at the intermediate to advanced level are welcome to apply. Click below for more information on each division.

Monday—Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning Choir Rehearsal Composition Recital Performance class
Musical Studies class/Lessons/Practice Chamber recital sound check Master class
Afternoon Chamber Rehearsal/Coaching Community meeting Free Time: Excursion
Master classes/Sectionals/Piano four hands Chamber Recital Free Time: Excursion
Evening
Orchestra Rehearsal/Faculty Recital Orchestra Recital Score Study

All participants check-in: Sunday, July 16 between 3—6 p.m.
Mandatory Orientation: Sunday, July 16 from 7—9 p.m.
Check-out: Saturday, August 5 at 5 p.m.

Please visit the schedule page for more detail and updates.
*Schedule is subject to change.

Program Cost 2017

  • Application Fee: $65 / $125*
  • Tuition: $3,370
  • Housing and Dining: $2,487

*Application fee: $65 before 11:59 a.m. EST on January 31, 2017; $125 (After January 31).

Applicants who wished to be considered for financial assistance were asked to submit their applications for the program by January 31, 2017. If you still wish to be considered for financial assistance, please inquire at summerfest@curtis.edu to see what possibilities may still be available.

Students and parents are urged to seek financial assistance from local sources such as school music organizations; county, state, or national music education organizations; youth orchestras and bands; music clubs; service clubs (Rotary, Kiwanas, etc.); businesses; local churches; and foundations.

Visit this blog post to see an example of past participant’s fundraising.

Musicians who reside in Canada were invited to apply for the Council for Canadian American Relations Cross-Border Summer Scholarship, which covers tuition, housing and dining for those who might not otherwise have the financial resources to participate. Applicants who wished to be considered for financial assistance were required to submit their applications for the program by January 31, 2016. One Canadian applicant from those who were accepted into the program received notification of this award by e-mail. Applicants who wished to be considered for this scholarship contacted summerfest@curtis.edu for a financial assistance application
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