2017 Program Information

2017 Young Artist Program

The Young Artist Program offers musicians the opportunity to immerse themselves in chamber music and solo repertoire.  Up to 25 talented musicians are selected for this intensive two-week program that offers mentorship and chamber music coaching from faculty and guest artists, experiences with new music by young composers at the Festival, as well as private lessons, workshops and master classes at Memorial University’s School of Music.

In addition to providing professional-level performance opportunities, the Festival offers participants a chance to experience the cultural heritage of this unique region of Canada. Participants stay on the Memorial University campus, just a short walk from beautiful downtown St. John’s, and organized trips outside of the city are offered.

Our 2017 program guest artists and faculty include André Laplante, the Rolston String Quartet, Duo Concertante, Scott St. John, Sharon Wei, Christopher Hall, Julia Halfyard, Caroline Schiller, Vernon Regehr, Andrew Staniland, and collaborative pianist Patrick Cashin.

A typical Day at Tuckamore

Individual practice and rehearsal (morning), Chamber group rehearsal (afternoon), private lessons and chamber music coaching (every other day), performance opportunities, masterclasses and workshops, a world-class concert series performed by faculty and guest artists, Bodymapping sessions, with Jennifer Johnson, Licensed Andover Educator.

Fees (in Canadian Dollars)

  • Tuition – $1000
  • Room and Board – $800


At least one successful applicant will receive a full tuition scholarship, awarded on the basis of merit, travel requirements, and demonstrated need. Almost every other participant will receives a half tuition scholarship.


Participants stay in residence on the campus of Memorial University. Residences are a few minutes from the Music Building and are near local shops, banks, restaurants, laundry, and other facilities.

Participants are accepted based on artistic merit and availability of instrument openings. Groups are formed and ensemble repertoire is selected prior to the Festival by the Artistic Directors. Chamber music parts are distributed by June 1.

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