Young Artists Chamber Music Program (Strings, Piano, and Winds)

Auditions are required to enroll in the Chamber Program.

Online Application: See Enrollment Page for details. 

Placement Interviews: Placement interviews will be held in late May 2018. Students will be notified of an interview time shortly after the applications have been received (Deadline: May 1, 2018). Note: Placement interviews and review of recordings provided will be used to place students into groups that suit them best musically.

2018/2019 Academic Year Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

Age: Up to Age 18

Requirement: A minimum of 3 years of lessons is required.

Tuition: 

  • 2018 Fall Semester ($1,250): September 9, 2018 to December 9, 2018
  • 2019 Spring Semester ($1,250): January 6, 2019 to May 5, 2019

Location: 

Saratoga High School, Music Department Building, 20300 Herriman Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070

Instruments:

Strings, Piano, and Woodwinds

Coaching Schedule: This is a full year program. Chamber groups will meet every Sunday, except during breaks and holidays, and have a two hour coaching session between 9am and 9pm. The designated coaching schedule for each chamber group will be announced one week after all the placement interviews have concluded.

Curriculum includes master classes by highly esteemed artists, community service opportunities, and mentorship program. Additionally, there will be occasional sight-reading sessions, seminars, and recitals. 

Previous 2017/2018 Program Highlights:

Zeitlos Trio won first prize at the Great Composers Competition (music of Germany and Austria) and third prize at the International Grande Music Competition.

Quintet Tranquillo’s Woojin Nam was featured on NPR’s From the Top radio show. Woojin’s performance of the Rachmaninov Sonata with concert pianist Christopher O’Riley was aired on KQED. 

Cal Music Prep alum, Jeremy Tai (’16), performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra on May 11th (Campbell) & 12th (San Mateo). He is the first-prize winner at the 2017 Irving Klein International String Competition. Jeremy is a junior at Northwestern University Bienen School of Music.

Over the summer months, our students attended Aspen Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, Music@Menlo Chamber Music Institute, Music at Tateuchi, Orford Musique, and Tanglewood Music Festival.

Music@Menlo faculty Dmitri Atapine and Hyeyeon Park, Horszowski Trio, concert pianist Jeff LaDeur, and San Francisco Symphony Orchestra assistant second violin principal Helen Kim gave wonderful masterclasses to our students.

Many of our students participated at the LifeMoves (InnVision Shelter Network) outreach where they performed for the homeless around Palo Alto. Many also performed at the El Camino Hospital outreach and the Sunny View Retirement Community in Cupertino.