Young Artists Piano Program

Session I: July 5-July 25 |  Ages 14-19

Session II: July 26-August 15 |  Ages 14-19

Six Week Session: July 5-August 15  |  Ages 14-19

*The Young Artists Piano Program is open to high school students who have not yet begun full-time college or conservatory study.

The Young Artists Piano Program (YAPP), under the direction of Gila Goldstein, is an intensive summer training program for advanced high school-age pianists. Admission to the program is highly competitive and is limited to a class size that encourages individualized attention. The YAPP attracts students from around the world, including those from Israel, Brazil, Chile, China, Korea, Germany, Italy, the UK, and Canada.

  • Two private lessons per week
  • Master classes with some of the world’s most esteemed music professionals (past visits and classes include Emanuel Ax, Kirill Gerstein, Lang Lang, Claude Frank, Lars Vogt, Anthony di Bonaventura, Tatyana Dudochkin, Frank Glazer, Yoonjung Han, Maxim Moglievsky, Paul Rosnak, Victor Rosenbaum, and Sergey Schepkin)
  • Weekly solo recitals
  • Chamber music coachings and performances, guided by Director of Piano Chamber Music, Melinda Lee Masur (joint chamber music with the Young Artists Orchestra for six-week students, and optional four-hand piano chamber music for three-week students)
  • Other solo performance opportunities, including community concerts throughout several locations in the Berkshires
  • Special repertoire projects that focus on specific composers and styles
  • Access to all Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center concerts, as many as 15 events per week
  • 3 or 6 hours of transferable course credit

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