The Young Artists Pre-College Academy, based in London Ontario, fosters young violinists, violists and cellists who are inspired to develop their technique and artistry in a collaborative environment within the program and broader musical community.

Weekly Performance groups, Chamber and Master classes focus on offering students an opportunity to master their skills. Students explore a wide range of string literature to challenge and inspire a high level of technical finesse and musicianship, enriching their growth as instrumentalists, under the tutelage of a dynamic faculty and guest artists.

Faculty collaborate in their artistic vision, bringing with them a wealth of pedagogical and performance experience in working with students at all levels. Master classes with guest artists enhance and inspire perspectives in musicianship and performance practice.

YAPCA is committed to the development of young artists, whether they are preparing for a career in music or seeking to realize their potential whatever their future holds.


University Drive bridge closure

Please note that the bridge on University Drive on the UWO campus is closed for repairs. Please plan accordingly to arrive on-time for classes. Please see the Western campus map for alternate routes to the Music Building. For alternative routes to the Music Building during the bridge construction, see this map.

YAPCA Winter Concert November 28, 2018

Our end-of-term concert will be held on November 28, 2018. Groups will rehearse from 5:30 - 6:30 PM and the concert will take place in von Kuster Hall at 7:00 PM. This will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our ensembles.

Kiwanis Music Festival registration deadline

Students who plan to participate in the Kiwanis Music Festival of London should take note of the registration deadline of December 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM for paper entries and 11:59 PM for online entries. This festival this year runs from March 25 - April 12, 2019. As you prepare for the festival and other performances, keep in mind Lynda is available each week for coaching.


We invite and encourage you to perform your repertoire. In preparation, weekly coaching sessions with Lynda (MB 441) are available upon request. Please ask your teacher to contact Irene ([email protected]) OR sign up with Amber.

Second term classes

Note that classes commence for the second term on January 9, 2019 after the winter break. A full calendar will be published as the details are worked out.