Young Artists Music Academy

The Young Artists Music Academy (YAMA) is an intensive, enriching performance-based program available to teenaged classical strings players, percussionists, pianists and vocalists. It includes several activities per week that aim to expand the awareness, skills and experiences of the classical musician. This program will optimize the success of our most dedicated and gifted young musicians. 

COVID-19 Update:  Our Academy program will run in the fall, however, some activities that are normally included will be postponed until January.  Therefore, the academy will take applications for the fall only, and then an additional applications in January with a redesigned program plan based on the current COVID situation.  We regrettably report that woodwind and brass instrumentalists will be unable to participate in our academy program for the fall semester.  

RETURNING STUDENTS: If you participated in our program last year, you do not need to re-apply.  But, please send music.conservatory@uleth.ca an email to confirm your participation before August 27, so we can reserve you a space in the program.

NEW STUDENTS: If you are new to this program, please click on your instrument below, and then fill in the application form before August 27. 

Is the U of L Conservatory's Young Artists Music Academy Right for Me?
  • This is an intensive program! The program includes a specifically designed schedule that will meet your musical needs. If you live and breathe music, and are dedicated to building your musical skills, this program will do just that, and more. 

  • If you have plans to pursue music after highschool, this program will give you the essential skills you will need to be successful in University. You will study with the best musicians in the city; our faculty are highly trained professionals from the University of Lethbridge Department of Music and local distinguished musicians. In addition, we will bring in guest artists from other areas to work with you.

  • If you love the challenge of performing, or if you need to work on your performance practice, this program would be perfect for you. There will be recitals scheduled both at Casa, and in the U of L Recital Hall on campus (concerts are paused until COVID restrictions have eased, however we do have one concert scheduled in December which will be live-streamed, pre-recorded or in-person depending on the situation by that time).

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