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 2017. Students will be notified of an interview time shortly after the applications have been received (Deadline: May 1, 2017). Note: Placement interviews and review of recordings provided will be used to place students into groups that suit them best musically.
2017/2018 Academic Year Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Age: Up to Age 18
Requirement: A minimum of 3 years of lessons is required.
- 2017 Fall Semester ($1,250): September 10, 2017 to December 17, 2016
- 2018 Spring Semester ($1,250): January 14, 2018 to May 6, 2018
Saratoga High School, Music Department Building, 20300 Herriman Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070
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.
Current 2016/2017 Program Highlights:
Our ensembles performed and worked with the Juilliard String Quartet, Peabody Piano Trio, artists from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music@Menlo Festival faculty, Grammy Award nominee, and more.
Cal Music Prep invited NPR's From the Top national radio show to come audition our students. In April, a student of ours will be traveling to Pennsylvania to play on the show.
Our ensembles have won top prizes at the U.S. Open Chamber Music Competition, MTAC VOCE Regional Chamber Music Competition, and more.
Our students had the chance to take part in our annual College Night discussion panel led by students from Stanford University, Harvard Medical School, Princeton University, and UC Berkeley. Next year, we are scheduled to have the Dean of Yale University School of Music come speak to our students.
Our students have participated in numerous outreach programs and concerts throughout the Bay Area. Our students donated hundreds of pounds of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank. In addition, they donated hundreds of sheet music for piano and strings, violin and cello strings, and string accessories to Sound Impact.