Early Music America (EMA) has been proud to bring together pre-college and collegiate early-music ensembles throughout North America since 2010.
In previous years, the Young Performers Festival was presented at early-music festivals in Berkeley, CA, Bloomington, IN, and Boston, MA, and virtually through EMA’s digital platforms. We are looking forward to presenting the next Young Performers Festival as a central component of the EMA Summit in Boston, Massachusetts, October 24-26, 2023.
2023 Festival Ensembles
EMA congratulates the following collegiate and pre-college ensembles who have been selected to perform as part of this year’s Young Performers Festival. The Showcase will be presented as the closing concert at 2023 EMA Summit in Boston. The concerts will take place at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston at 1:30pm daily October 24-25, 2023. Attendance is free and open to the public.
- Case-Western Reserve University Historical Performance Practice Ensembles
- Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra
- McGill University Baroque Orchestra
- Old Dominion University Madrigal Singers
- Special Music School Baroque Ensemble (NYC)
- University of Connecticut Collegium Musicum
Selected YPF ensembles will be paired with a second YPF ensemble, each performing a 30-minute program as half of a shared concert during the Summit.
All members and directors of the selected YPF ensembles will receive free registration for the 2023 EMA Summit and will have access to the presentations, panels, workshops, exhibition, performances, and other networking opportunities as EMA gathers the early-music community together.
Selected ensembles will also be issued a grant up to $2,000 to assist with travel expenses to Boston. Ensembles located in the host city are not eligible for travel grants.
The application will be available November 1, 2022 through January 3, 2023.
Videos of previous Young Performers Festival performances can be viewed in EMA’s Video Resources.