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Brian Lewis Young Artist Program

This Year's Dates: June 22 - July 3, 2015
brian with young violin player

Made possible through the generosity of the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation

June 22 – July 3, 2015

2015 Postmark Deadline TBA

The BLYAP is a tuition-free opportunity for twelve highly gifted violinists up to the age of 18 to receive intense daily private instruction on concerto repertoire, show pieces, sonata literature, scales and technical studies, solo Bach, and Ysaye Solo Sonatas; to rehearse with both piano and as soloist with orchestra; and to perform.

Artist faculty include, among others:

Brian Lewis, David & Mary Winton Green Chair in String Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music; Artistic Director, Starling DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies, The Juilliard School

Noah Geller, Concertmaster, Kansas City Symphony

Bryan Hall, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Simon James, Asst. Concertmaster, Seattle Symphony

Katie Lansdale, University of Hartford

James Stern, University of Maryland

To apply:

Send in the following, postmarked TBA 2015:

*­Application form
*List of repertoire being studied
­*Letter of recommendation from the student’s private teacher
­*Application fee of $45.00 (made to BLYAP)
­*A DVD of the student playing: 1.A movement of a Bach Solo Sonata or Partita 2.A movement of any standard concerto (with accompaniment) 3.A show piece

Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas (45 minutes southwest of Kansas City via I-35)

Contact info: BLYAP, PO Box 99, Ottawa, KS 66067, (785) 242-0242,