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Friends of Chamber Music  & Heartland Young Artist Project

Heartland Chamber Music and Friends of Chamber Music Kansas City are proud to announce a joint initiative to advance music education opportunities in our community. We are excited to unveil our innovative year-round chamber music program, the "Friends of Chamber Music and Heartland Young Artist Project."

Through this collaboration, we will offer full scholarships to four select chamber music ensembles comprising piano and string students aged 12-19 from the Kansas City area.

Participants will receive top-quality instruction, including 14 weekly coaching sessions throughout the year from our esteemed faculty. This faculty includes some of Kansas City's most renowned musicians, as well as Dmitri Atapine and Hyeyeon Park, the artistic co-directors of Friends of Chamber Music Kansas City.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to perform in masterclasses and work with select world-renowned artists from Friends of Chamber Music Kansas City's 2023-2024 season. Participants will also perform in the program’s winter/spring chamber music recitals and live performances at Kansas Public Radio.

Furthermore, each ensemble will develop essential leadership skills by designing and presenting at least one outreach performance at a school or community organization in an underserved area of Kansas City.

Coachings:  (14)  90-minute weekly coachings

Time:  between 10:30 am-12pm or 1:30pm-3:00pm on Saturdays during the 2023-2024 school year. (according to ensemble members and coaches’ availability)

Start Date: Coachings will begin on the last Saturday of September (9/30).

Location: Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church

Tuition: All selected participants of the Young Artist Project will receive full-scholarship to participate the program. Includes 2 Masterclasses, free admission to all Friends of Chamber Concerts, and parents will receive 2 free to tickets to one concert of their choice.
Audition/Application Due: August 21, 2023 by 11:59 p.m.

Individual Application Fee: $50
Audition/Application Requirements:

1. Complete the online application.
2. Submit a letter of recommendation (PDF or Word document accepted).  Send Letters to 
3. Submit recordings with TWO contrasting selections to best showcase the range of your abilities and musicianship (Youtube, Vimeo, Dropbox, or Google Drive links only)
4. Recording web links can be submitted in your online application or e-mailed to

Decisions: The selection committee will announce the results on or about September 10th.

*If you are not chosen for the  Young Artist Project, your application will automatically be considered in the Tuition Based program. You do not need to reapply.

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