Announcement of 2016 Young Musicians Foundation (YMF of Colorado) Auditions:
I’m writing on behalf of the Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) of Colorado to announce the opportunity for classical musicians in Colorado between the ages of 10 and 20 to audition for a spot on the 2017/2018 YMF Artist Roster. Please forward this email to your young musicians and any other organizations or teachers that may have students who are interested in this opportunity.
This is a fantastic opportunity for very talented musicians who currently aspire to a professional career in music- YMF provides funding for musical enrichment opportunities (typically $1,000- $2,000/ year depending on age) for camps/ master classes and competitions as well as annual performance opportunities with other talented young musicians in a professional setting at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. In addition, over $2,000 of prize money is awarded to top performers in the Audition process.
The application process consists of two parts. An initial application and CD submission is due on November 15, 2016, from which finalists are then selected to take part in a one-day live audition the last week in December. Attached is both the audition application and fact sheet with pertinent details of the process and requirements. Further information if available on the YMF website: www.youngmusiciansfoundation.
Since its founding in 1988, YMF has supported over 120 extremely talented Colorado musicians, many of whom have gone onto achieve amazing accomplishments, whether it be soloing with the CSO, graduating from top tier musical institutions like Juilliard and Eastman, or successful careers as soloists or orchestra members. Many former roster members have credited YMF with giving them the additional exposure and resources needed beyond their traditional training to properly prepare and excel in their professional musical pursuits.
Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding the application, audition process, or YMF in general.