YAPCA Summer Academy 2020

YAPCA is pleased to introduce its Summer Academy 2020! The year 2020 will be remembered as the year we all learned to adapt and find new ways to learn, connect, and make music, overcoming hurdles we previously thought insurmountable. If you are looking to extend and deepen the progress you’ve made over the year, renew collaborations and make music together, the YAPCA Summer Academy is for you. July 27-31, 2020 via Zoom.


Time Monday July 27th Tuesday July 28th Wednesday July 29th Thursday July 30th Friday July 31st
9:30 -10:00 Optional Q & A Q & A Q & A Q & A See notes below
10:00 -10:20AM Meet and practice Meet and practice Meet and practice Meet and practice
10:20 - 11:00 AM Intro to Capriol Suite - Patrick Theriault – Full rehearsal Sectionals Sectionals Full rehearsal
11:15 - 12:00 PM - Interactive Seminars Baroque - Joseph Lanza Beethoven to Modern - Scott St. John Conductor’s Podium - Len Ingrao Mosa├»que Project - Sharon Wei
12:00 - 12:30 PM - Lunch and chat - Sarah Cupit Impact of music on humanity Practice organization Positive self-critique On learning new ways of making music
12:30 - 1:30 PM - Master Classes Addison Teng (violin) Jennifer Orchard (violin) Katie McBean (viola) Blair Lofgren (cello)

Friday July 31st: Video submissions, tech support available. Optional: Weather permitting and pending Phase 3 opening: daily updates, at Gibbons Park: socially distanced concert with masks. And hula hoops!

Please consult the printable schedule for full details.


The faculty of the YAPCA Summer Academy includes well-known instrumentalists, pedagogues and conductors. This year, we welcome to the faculty: Sarah Cupit (cello), Len Ingrao (conductor), Blair Lofgren (cello), Katie McBean (viola), Scott St. John (violin/viola), Jennifer Orchard (violin), Irene Tandberg (violin), Addison Teng (viola), Patrick Theriault (cello), Sharon Wei (viola)

Please see the faculty biographies for the details about our accomplished colleagues.


Please register for the academy. All classes will be conducted via Zoom in accordance with good social-distancing practices during the global pandemic. Registration fees for non-YAPCA students will be $200 for the week.