The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Lyra Music Summer Workshop: Registration Is Open!

WHAT:  Lyra Music Festival and Workshop
WHEN: July 7-27, 2019
WHERE: Smith College, Northampton, MA


The Lyra Music Workshop is an intensive, nurturing, non-competitive, conservatory-style summer music camp. Students live and work together in a fun and energetic atmosphere, sharing classes, activities, social events and excursions. Lyra Faculty are artist educators, teaching and mentoring Lyra’s young musicians, sharing their passion, commitment and experience on a daily basis. 2019 faculty include: Yari Bond, cello, Francisco Montero, piano and Peter Rovit, violin.  Internationally recognized guest artists work with Lyra students in Master Classes. All students will attend guest artist and faculty concerts as part of the Lyra Music Festival and will participate in multiple outreach performances each week, and a final student gala concert, as junior members of the Festival. Our 2019 Summer Festival guest artists will include: Fei-Fei Dong, piano, Ayano Ninomiya, violin, Astrid Schween, cello and The Horszowski Trio with Jesse Mills, violin, Raman Ramakrishnan, cello and Rieko Aizawa, piano.

Daily Lesson or Chamber Coaching with Dedicated Faculty
Chamber Ensembles and Solo Repertoire
Scheduled and Supervised Practice Sessions
Masterclasses and Concerts with Guest Artists
Community Outreach Performances
Multiple Performance Opportunities Each Week
Final Gala Concert Performance in Sweeney Hall
        (Home of Rachmaninoff’s first Public Performance in the United States)
Group Classes: including Music Theory, Ear-Training, Rhythm, Performance
Group Sports
Outdoor Recreational Activities
Social Events
Regional Excursions

Application and Enrollment:
Enrollment is by rolling audition for all Lyra programs. Early application is strongly encouraged. Applications will be accepted until all seats are filled or the final deadline of March 23, 2019.

Minimum requirements, application materials, audition and financial aid information can be found on our website

Looking forward to seeing you this summer!

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