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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 16 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 2024-2025 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:  (8)  90-minute weekly coachings each semester

Time:  between 10:30 am-12pm or 1:30pm-3:00pm on Saturdays during the 2024-2025 school year. (according to ensemble members and coaches’ availability)

Start Date: Coachings will begin on the last Saturday of September (9/28).

Location: Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church

Tuition: $475 per semester. $50 Application Fee.


Merit Scholarship: With the generous support from The Friends of Chamber Music Kansas City, we are happy to announce 4 Young Artist Project ensembles will be awarded full scholarships to receive year-round coaching (16 weeks) during the 2024-2025 season.

Audition/Application Due: Fall 2024: Aug.18    Spring 2025: Dec.16

In order to be considered for the Young Artist Fellows to receive the full-scholarship for year-round coaching, applicants must apply by Aug.18.

Individual Application Fee: $50

Students who applied to the Young Artist Project year-round chamber music by 5/12 will receive a 50% discount on application fee.
Audition/Application Requirements:

1. Complete the online application.
2.. Submit recordings with TWO contrasting selections to best showcase the range of your abilities and musicianship (Youtube, Vimeo, Dropbox, or Google Drive links only) Students sign up for both the festival and the year-round chamber music program will also not need to submit their audition videos again.
3. 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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