Young Performers Program

For Advanced String Players and Pianists, ages 9–18

July 18–August 9, 2014

Gloria Chien, Chamber Music Institute Director

Music@Menlo’s Young Performers Program provides an incomparable experience for some of the most outstanding young musicians from across the country and abroad. Designed for enthusiastic and dedicated string players and pianists ages nine to eighteen, the program immerses students in a rigorous, nurturing environment that includes numerous rehearsals and coachings six days a week. Each participant will explore three pieces of repertoire, culminating in weekly performances. The daily schedule includes master classes focused on the chamber music repertoire and Café Conversations featuring the festival’s world-renowned visiting artists discussing a variety of topics related to music and the arts. Coachings with the core teaching faculty are the central focus of each day, and additional sessions with visiting artists enhance the Institute experience for each student.

Accommodations (updated information as of February 6): Limited dormitory housing will be available beginning July 17 and ending August 10. Cost per student will be $2,200 and includes all meals. Students must be at least 14 years of age and live more than 40 miles from Atherton, California, to be eligible for dormitory housing.

Tuition: $2,900. Financial aid and scholarships are available and will be awarded on the basis of need and merit.

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Typical Daily Schedule:

8:45 a.m. – Roll Call and Announcements
9:00 a.m. – Rehearsal/Coaching
10:15 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m. – Rehearsal/Coaching
11:30 a.m. – Break
11:45 a.m. – Master Class or Café Conversation (weekdays only)
1:00 p.m. – Lunch
2:00 p.m. – Group Activity
2:45 p.m. – Rehearsal/Coaching
4:00 p.m. – End of day