Early Music America's Young Performers Festival

    Young Performers Festival

    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.  

    Institutions and ensembles wishing to apply for the 2015 Young Performers Festival in Boston, please click here to access the YPF Application

    Watch the video to learn more about EMA's Young Performers Festival


    Young Performers Festival: Berkeley 2014

    Early Music America presented its Young Performers Festival during the 2014 Berkeley Festival which featured six ensembles who traveled to Berkeley to perform at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Berkeley. Click to view the list of performances.

    Photo of the USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia taken by Brandon Labadie. 

    Check out more photos from the 2014 Young Performers Festival on our Facebook page.  


    Read about past Young Performers Festivals

    2013 Young Performers Festival Read about the 2013 Young Performers Festival held in Boston, MA during the Boston Early Music Festival.

    Read about the 2012 Young Performers Festival held in Berkeley, CA during the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition.

    Read about the 2011 Young Performers Festival held in Boston, MA during the Boston Early Music Festival.

    Photos at the top of this page and to the left by Grejen Helene.


    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 info@earlymusic.org, attn: Ann Felter. Or, you may click here for more information about the various ways you can support EMA.


    Berkeley Exhibition and Mainstage Events

    Early Music America is also presenting the Exhibition June 5-7 as part of the Berkeley Festival. Click for a current exhibitor list and more information about becoming an exhibitor.

    Berkeley Festival 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.


    Special Thanks & Support

    NEA Support for the Young Performers Festival has been provided by the National Endowment for The Arts and individual donors. Also, special thanks goes to the Boston Early Music Festival, especially Kathy Fay and Carla Chrisfield, for their support of the Young Performers Festival, which included complimentary Exhibition passes and tickets to late-night BEMF concerts for the students, and considerable administrative support and publicity from BEMF.