The Ottawa Suzuki Strings Institute: Education for violinists, violists, and cellists

Brian Lewis Young Artist Program

This Year's Dates: June 22 - July 3, 2014
brian with young violin player

Made possible through the generosity of the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation

June 22 – July 3, 2014

**NEW!! Registration Postmark Deadline:

April 1, 2014**

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, duets, and music of Fritz Kreisler; 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, Teaching Assistant to Brian Lewis, Butler School of Music, University of Texas at Austin

Simon James, Asst. Concertmaster, Seattle Symphony

Katie Lansdale, University of Hartford

Sandy Yamamoto, Butler School of Music, University of Texas at Austin

To apply:

Send in the following, postmarked on or before April 1, 2014:

*­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

2014 BLYAP Application.pdf

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,