About YAPCA and YAO

The Young Artists Pre-College Academy, based in London Ontario, fosters young violinists, violists, cellists, and pianists who are inspired to develop their technique and artistry in a collaborative environment within the program and broader musical community. Our 2023-2024 season is well-underway.

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.

The Young Artists Orchestra, a vital part of the the YAPCA program, is an early orchestral experience for strings, wind, and brass players who are seeking to build their orchestral playing skills in the company of peers. Through skilled arranging, the Young Artist Orchestra is a great option for kids of all playing levels.


YAPCA Summer Workshop 2024

The Young Artists Orchestra is presenting a 3-day summer intensive workshop. We have had a tremendous response to the previous years' workshops. The workshop will kick-off on Friday afternoon July 5, 2024 with a meet and greet session with rehearsals and other sessions taking place on Saturday and Sunday, July 6-7, 2024. The tuition for the workshop is $300 for orchestra students and $360 for senior students in the chamber program. If you register by April 30, at $15 tuition reduction applies. And a sibling discount of 10% also applies. Register here.