Young Artists Piano Program

July 5, 2015–August 15, 2015

Session I: July 5–July 25  |  Session II: July 26–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) 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. Under the direction of Boston University Professor and international recording artist Boaz Sharon and associate director Clara Shin, 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 with members of the Young Artists Orchestra, guided by new Director of Piano Chamber Music, Melinda Lee Masur (6-week students only)
  • Other solo performance opportunities, including community outreach concerts throughout the Berkshires and on the Tanglewood Main Grounds
  • Special repertoire projects that focus on specific composers and styles (The 2015 project will focus on works of Franz Lizst.)
  • Access to all Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center concerts, as many as 15 events per week
  • 3 or 6 hours of transferable Boston University course credit