2020 Online Program

Welcome to the online edition of the Tuckamore Festival’s Young Artist program, August 10-19, 2020.

Immerse yourself in an exceptional learning opportunity…

This year marks the first time our mentorship programming will be delivered online, a response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and the restrictions on travel and gathering.  Young Artists will participate in daily lessons and coachings with faculty, with additional programming to include group discussions, breathing and balance, and Body Mapping. Young Artists also receive an all-access pass to the online mainstage concerts and have the opportunity to participate in a streamed Variety concert on the final day of the festival.

Who should apply?

Gifted, hard-working pianists and string players aged 16 or older who are passionate about performing solo and chamber music.

Application packages should include:

  • 2020 online application form
  • a short CV or resumé, outlining your musical accomplishments to date
  • current audio/video recording with two contrasting works
  • (optional) a letter of recommendation from a teacher or music professional

Fees and Scholarships

-Tuition: $770 (CAD)

Tuition has been discounted to reflect the revised programming. Successful applicants will receive a half tuition scholarship.

2020 Program Details

Young Artists will receive:

  • Individual lessons and online group masterclasses with our highly-regarded faculty artists Nancy Dahn, Timothy Steeves and Vernon Regehr.
  • Focused study on selected repertoire designed to give you a more comprehensive understanding of the work.
  • Group and semi-private Body Mapping sessions with violinist, author and Andover Educator Jennifer Johnson. Jennifer is in demand the world over, teaching musicians to move according to the design of their bodies to address and prevent playing injuries.
  • Breathing and Balance sessions with choreographer and artist Nicola Hawkins, where you will explore groundedness, support and freedom in your body as a means to expand your artistic capacity. Cultivating a space for positive mental health is especially important during this unprecedented time of uncertainty.
  • Performance opportunities
  • A front row digital seat to an exciting variety of faculty and guest artist concerts, continuing our tradition of both evening and late night shows.  Highlights include the three-concert Ecology of Being series featuring Duo Concertante. Timely and powerful, this project pays tribute to the gloriousness of our earth and the power of nature, recognizing our dependence on it for survival, resilience, and healing. duoconcertante.com/ecology-of-being
  • Enjoying, and for some of our students, re-living, our exceptional Young Artist performances from past years.
  • new aspects of the festival, like group film viewing and Tuckamore Talks with festival music theorist Joe Argentino, with more opportunities and activities to be announced.

Apply online now!