Since 2010, Early Music America (EMA) has been proud to bring together college and university ensembles throughout North America to perform at the nation’s leading early music festivals in Berkeley, CA, Bloomington, IN, and Boston, MA and virtually through EMA’s digital platforms.

Applicants submitting programs that move beyond the traditional Western classical canon, but fall within the same historical range (to ca.1820), are encouraged to apply.


Early Music America’s 2021 fully-virtual Young Performers Festival (YPF) invites collegiate and pre-college early music ensembles to celebrate what early music educational institutions of the Americas have been accomplishing during the 2020-21 academic year.

Ensembles may submit a YouTube performance video to be featured on the microsite dedicated to the Young Performers Festival using the form on this page

Each institution may submit one video link. The video may be short (a few pieces to create a small set) or long (full-length concert), and can consist of any music performed by student ensembles during the 2020-21 academic year, whether in a live or virtual setting.

In order for EMA to continue featuring student ensembles, the YPF microsite will remain posted through September 2021.

2021 Young Performers Festival Submission Form

Each institution may submit one video. Videos may be of any length and may contain performances from more than one ensemble. Video links must be from YouTube.


Contact Details

EMA use only. Will not be made public.

For EMA use only.
For EMA use only.
For EMA use only.

Educational Institution Details

Will be public.


Performance Details

Must be a valid YouTube URL.
Ensemble name(s) and general repertoire choices. 50 words max. Additional information may be included in a program PDF.
(list of pieces, notes, text/translation, etc.)

Web & Social Media


If your submission is successful, you will see a green confirmation message and receive a confirmation by email. If you do not see the confirmation message or receive the email, please resubmit.

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