The next Young Performers Festival and Emerging Artists Showcase will take place as a central part of 2023 EMA Summit in Boston, Massachusetts, October 24-26, 2023.

Applications for the Young Performers Festival are available now through January 3, 2023, and accepted ensembles will be notified in mid-January .

Applications for the Emerging Artists Showcase will be available January-March 2023, and accepted artists will be notified in April.

Guidelines and eligibility are available using the links found below.

Young Performers Festival

Since 2010, 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, MA, and virtually through EMA’s digital platforms – and now as part of the annual EMA Summit.

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Emerging Artists Showcase

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 a presented virtually and early music festivals in Bloomington, IN and Berkeley, CA. In 2023 it will be featured as the closing concert of the EMA Summit.

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Past Participants

2022: Berkeley

Young Performers Festival
Members of Juilliard415
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Baroque Ensemble
UCLA Early Music Ensemble
USC Early Music Ensemble
Emerging Artists Showcase
Julia Bengtsson & Rocio Lopez Sanchez
Patricia García Gil
Pauline Kempf

2021: Virtual

No YPF presented
Emerging Artist Showcase
Alice Chuaqui Baldwin
Beneath a Tree – Baroque to Folk
Filament Baroque
Monika Ruusmaa & Héctor Alfonso Torres
Time Stands Still

2020: Virtual

Young Performers Festival
Davis Senior High School Baroque Ensemble – Davis, CA
Early Music Youth Academy – Seattle, WA
Juilliard415 – New York, NY
McGill University Baroque Ensemble – Montréal, QC
Tonos del Sur (Indiana University) – Bloomington, IN
USC Thornton Early Music – Los Angeles, CA
Emerging Artists Showcase
Gili Loftus: fortepiano – Montréal, QC
L.A. Camerata: dir. Marylin Winkle – Los Angeles, CA
Lyracle: Ashley Mulcahy, James Perretta – Boston, MA
Trobár: Allison Monroe, Elena Mullins, Karin Weston – Cleveland, OH

2019: Bloomington

Young Performers Festival
The Brandenburg Project (Community Music School of Ann Arbor)
McGill University Baroque Ensemble (McGill University)
Oberlin Baroque (Oberlin Conservatory)
Peabody Renaissance Ensemble (Peabody Conservatory)
USC Thornton Collegium Workshop (University of Southern California)​
Emerging Artists Showcase
Aperi Animam: Milwaukee, WI
Joyce Chen, harpsichord: Princeton, NJ
Vincent Lauzer, recorder: Montréal, QC
Rezonance Baroque Ensemble: Toronto, ON

2018: Bloomington

Young Performers Festival
B’more Bach Ensemble (Peabody Conservatory)
Case Western-Reserve University Baroque Ensemble
Oberlin Baroque
Tarara (Indiana University)
USC Thornton Collegium Musicum
Emerging Artists Showcase
Adriana Ruiz
Costanoan Trio
Mélisande McNabney
Rachell Ellen Wong
Rumore Terribile
Voyage Sonique

2017: Boston

McGill Baroque Ensemble
Oberlin Baroque
USC Thornton Collegium Workshop
Westminster Kantorei

2016: Berkeley

USC Thornton Sinfonia
Opera Nova (Indiana University)
Bowling Green State University Early Music Ensemble
Case Western Reserve University Collegium Musicum Medieval Ensemble
University Baroque Ensemble at Brigham Young University of Idaho

2015: Boston

Case-Western Reserve University Baroque Chamber Music and Dance Ensemble
The University of Northern Texas
The Peabody Conservatory
Oberlin University Baroque Ensemble
Indiana University
McGill University
Seattle Historical Arts for Kids

2014: Berkeley

Arethusa Musica
McGill School’s The Victoria IV Madrigal Ensemble
Case-Western Reserve University Baroque Chamber Music and Dance Ensemble
Liaison Baroque Ensemble
USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia
Musa Baroque Ensemble

2013: Boston

Tufts Early Music Ensemble
Longy School of Music Bard College; Longy Dufay Ensemble; Longy Lassus Consort and Longy Bach Cantata Project
Juilliard 415
The Peabody Consort
University of North Texas Baroque Orchestra and Collegium Singers
Florida State Early Music Ensemble
USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia
Case Western Reserve University, Collegium Musicum
Oberlin Baroque Ensemble
McGill University Baroque Orchestra
the Sebastians

2012: Berkeley

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Baroque Ensemble
University of California at Berkeley Baroque Chamber Ensemble
University of North Texas Collegium Singers
Stanford University Baroque Ensemble
Case Western Reserve University Baroque Ensemble and Collegium Musicum
USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia

2011: Boston

Stony Brook Baroque Players
Harvard University Early Music Society
CWRU/Cleveland Institute of Music Baroque Orchestra
McGill University Baroque Orchestra
University of North Texas Baroque Orchestra and Collegium Singers
Brandeis Early Music Ensemble
Longy School of Music Collegium Musicum
Peabody Conservatory ensembles
Case Western Reserve University Violin Band and Collegium Musicum
Boston University Chamber Ensemble
Oberlin Baroque Ensemble
¡Sacabuche! from Indiana University
University of Southern California Collegium Musicum and Thornton Baroque Sinfonia
EMA Festival Ensemble

YPF & Showcase Video Archive

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