Young Artist Program

Participants in our Young Artist Program will find themselves in an extraordinary journey that combines rich cultural immersion, invaluable instruction, and collaborative endeavors, igniting inspiration that will continue to fuel artistic pursuits throughout their lives. Our program will be flexible to accommodate your aims.  You’ll forge relationships that last a lifetime  with peers who share your passions.

The curriculum will develop around the following:

Solo instruction: individualized lessons in your instrument/voice type from our faculty and guest artists.

Chamber music: Collaboration with other performers in ensemble music with coachings from faculty.

Theory, musicology, and composition: Daily classes to expand your knowledge in essential musical curriculum.

Lecture & master class series: Classes offered by our faculty and other guest instructors that will inspire you to reach your performance potential.  You can choose these classes based on your choice of instrument: d off of on your if you are doing Piano Seminar, StringInstrumental Seminar, or Vocal Seminar emphasis. Each student is guaranteed at least two master class performances during the session.

Performances: Opportunities to perform solos and chamber music in multiple recitals, including a special performances in Paris. and Fountaineblue.  

Additional experiences include:

Paris Excursion:

Embark on a captivating day exploring Paris's iconic landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Musée D'Orsay, Champs-Élysées, and the tranquil Luxembourg Gardens. Immerse yourself in the city's rich history and culture while savoring delectable cuisine and browsing vibrant markets. And don't forget the highlight: the opportunity to perform in one of the world's most musical cities!


Fontainebleau Excursion:

Delight in a day of enchantment as you visit the magnificent Château de Fontainebleau, marveling at its exquisite architecture and lush landscapes. In the evening, prepare for a special performance in this enchanting city, creating memories that will resonate with your musical journey. This is where Nadia Boulanger nourished  generations of composers including Aaron Copland and Philip Glass, Rolv Yttrehus and Dina Koston.

Schedule (subject to change): 

June 27 - Arrival, pick up at the airport, tour of town, orientation meeting 

June 28 - Faculty and guest artist concert
June 29 - Working day, student concert

June 30 - Working day, student and faculty concert

July 1 - Working day
July 2 - Working day
July 3 - Working day, piano factory excursion
July 4 - Working day
July 5 - Working day, Student concert
July 6 - Working day, Student concert
July 7 - Working day, Student concert
July 8 - Excursion to Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau concert
July 9 - Excursion to Paris, Paris concert
July 10 - Paris sight-seeing

July 11 - Depart


Typical Working Day Schedule:


  • 8:00 AM - Start your day with a delicious and energizing breakfast.

  • 9:00 AM - Choose from a range of enriching options: attend optional classes like yoga, delve into music theory, explore the art of composition, or immerse yourself in the vibrant world of French language and culture. Scheduled practice sessions, lessons, and coaching are also available to fine-tune your skills.

  • 10:00 AM - Join the Piano Seminar for a morning of musical inspiration. More scheduled practice, lessons, and coaching follow to nurture your musical talents.


  • 12:00 PM - Savor a delightful lunch, refueling for the afternoon ahead.

  • 2:00 PM - Engage in the Vocal Seminar or Instrumental Seminar, delving deeper into your chosen musical path. Scheduled practice, lessons, and coaching continue to help you reach your artistic peak.

  • 4:00 PM - Enjoy a refreshing snack to recharge your energy.

  • 4:30 PM - Participate in a master class. Scheduled practice, lessons, and coaching ensure you continue to grow as an artist.


  • 6:00 PM - Enjoy or perform in a concert if one is scheduled, otherwise dive into more coaching sessions, optional classes, or perhaps unwind with yoga. You can also further explore music theory, composition, and the enchanting world of French language and culture.

  • 7:00 PM - End your day on a delightful note with a sumptuous dinner. Afterward, enjoy indulge outdoorin some sports and games to unwind and connect with fellow musicians.