EMA’s Young Performers Festival & Emerging Artists Showcase

Young Performers Festival

McGill Baroque Ensemble and Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra perform a combined finale during the 2023 Young Performers Festival at the EMA Summit.

Since 2011, the Young Performers Festival has brought together collegiate and pre-college early-music ensembles throughout North America to perform at leading early-music festivals in the United States in Berkeley, CA, Bloomington, IN, and Boston, virtually, and now as part of the annual EMA Summit.

Learn more about YPF or apply

Emerging Artists Showcase

Baroque violinist Marie Nadeau-Tremblay performs as part of the 2023 Emerging Artist Showcase during the EMA Summit.

Begun in 2018, the Emerging Artists Showcase features early-music artists of any age who have not otherwise performed regularly in major festivals or concert series. The annual Showcase has been presented virtually and at early-music festivals in Bloomington, IN, Berkeley, CA, and as now as part of the EMA Summit

Learn more about the Showcase or apply

The next Young Performers Festival and Emerging Artists Showcase will take place during the 2024 EMA Summit in Cleveland, October 20-22, 2024.

  • Applications for the Young Performers Festival are available through February 5, 2024, and accepted ensembles will be notified in mid-March.
  • Applications for the Emerging Artists Showcase will be available February-March 2023, and accepted artists will be notified in April.
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