Young Artists Piano Program

July 1-August 11, 2018

Session I: July 1-July 21 | Session II: July 22–August 11

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 with members of the Young Artists Orchestra, guided by Director of Piano Chamber Music, Melinda Lee Masur (6-week students only)
  • 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 Boston University course credit

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2018 guest artists to be announced. Faculty are subject to change.

The total cost of attending BUTI is based on the total number of weeks in attendance (even if attending more than one program). For more detailed information, click here.

Scholarships are awarded based on merit, financial need, and program need. Any student applying for scholarship must complete the scholarship section of the admissions application, even if only applying for a merit-based award (the scholarship application is found within the digital admissions application). Those applying for need-based awards must also provide the family or individual’s summary page(s) from their most recently completed tax return (or form with equivalent financial information) from either 2014 or 2015. Students will be notified of any potential scholarship assistance with their admission decision.

Student that are dismissed from BUTI will forfeit their award and receive an invoice for the total cost of attendance.

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