Early Music America recognizes that the future of early music rests in the hands of today's young performers and the institutions that shape them. The Young Performers Festival brings together students and ensembles from colleges, universities and conservatories throughout North America.
In addition to performing at the Young Performers Festival, Early Music America offers addtional activities including open sight-reading sessions coached by various ensemble directors, networking/social events, and career development workshop presentations.
Young Performers Festival: Berkeley 2014
Early Music America will, once again, present its Young Performers Festival during the 2014 Berkeley Festival. EMA awards travel grants each year to college or university early music ensembles for the purpose of supporting the ensemble’s travel to participate in the Young Performers Festival. To learn more about how to apply to be a part of EMA's next Young Performers Festival June 2-6, 2014 in Berkeley, CA, click here.
Early Music America is also presenting the Exhibition June 5-7 as part of the Berkeley Festival. Check back for more information about becoming an exhibitor.
|The 2014 Berkeley Festival will feature as many as 10 main-stage performances as well as soloists and ensembles from the Bay Area and around the world presenting more than fifty additional exciting early-music performances. Click to view the Berkeley Festival page for performance schedules.|
2013 Young Performers Festival
The third EMA Young Performers Festival performances took place the week of June 10, 2013 at First Church in Boston and featured eleven performances including six ensembles awarded EMA’s College-Level Ensemble Grants for 2013. Click to read more about the 2013 Young Performers Festival.
Read Echoes of Folly at Early Music Fringe Events, from The New York Times, June 17, 2013
Photo to the left by Grejen Helene.
Past Young Performers Festivals
Watch Young Performers Festival performances on YouTube!
|Check out selected performances during our most recent 2013 Young Performers Festival in Boston. While you are at it, peruse videos from previous Young Performers Festivals (performed in 2011 in Boston and 2012 in Berkeley, CA) as well as the 2013 Baroque Competition in New York City. Click to visit our YouTube page.|
How You Can Support the Future of Early Music
EMA just concluded the third and very successful Young Performers Festival. But, we need your help to continue our efforts to support college-level and young musicians. For more information on how you can support future Young Performers Festivals and other projects, contact Ann Felter, Early Music America Executive Director, at 412-642-2778 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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