Youth Programs //
Developing Young Listeners and Performers…
SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS TICKETS
Thank you for helping us bring over 60 students to our 2016 Festivals through our Scholarship Ticket Program. Young music students were able to attend our performances, many who wouldn’t have been able to otherwise.
2018 YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION
We are excited to be launching our seventh-annual Young Artist Awards Competition in partnership with Classical KING FM 98.1! There are three categories this year, ages 6-15, ages 16-20, and new this year an ensemble category open to chamber groups ages 13-23. To apply for the competition, submit a five-minute video entry for consideration. SCMS also awards a special prize: the Monika Meyer Clowes Memorial Award – a chance to perform with, and be coached by Festival musicians, during our Summer Festival. Plus, the top 10 finalists get to perform live on the radio!
Congratulations to Marley Erickson and Kristy Park, winners of the 2017 Young Artist Awards Competition and the Monika Meyer Clowes Memorial Award.
Submit your video entry and read the competition rules here.
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Engaging concerts for 5-10 year olds and their families to experience chamber music in an entertaining and educational format with a pre-concert hands-on musical activity. During the 2018 Summer Festival, join us for a musical version of Peter the Rabbit with narration, as well as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (made famous in Disney’s Fantasia), and traditional folk music of Venezuela. Other selections include music by Mozart and Shostakovich. All tickets are $12 and are general admission.
Prior to the concert there is a FREE musical instrument “petting zoo” beginning at 10:00 am, courtesy of Classical KING-FM 98.1.
CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE CLASSROOM — Free
SCMS provides Teaching Artists to perform, as well as form and coach Chamber Music ensembles in public middle and high school music programs. In 2015, our Teaching Artists coached the students of Ballard, Cleveland, Roosevelt and West Seattle High Schools, and Whitman, Hamilton and Madison Middle Schools.
MASTERCLASSES — Free
A Festival artist coaches young chamber music ensemble from local youth orchestras, conservatories, and colleges. The coaches have included Artistic Director and violinist James Ehnes, cellists Bion Tsang and Andrés Díaz, violists David Harding and Toby Appel, pianist Jeewon Park and Max Levinson with the students of the University of Washington School of Music, Seattle University, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and Academy of Music Northwest.
Here are some pictures from our Family Concert, Masterclasses, and Chamber Music in the Classroom!