Da Camera Young Artists
The Da Camera Young Artist Program is designed for graduate students or young professionals who have completed at least a bachelor’s degree in Music and are interested in opportunities to connect with the Houston community and learn skills that will help nurture and develop their careers.
The Young Artist Ensemble consists of flute, clarinet, two violins, viola, cello, bass, two pianos, percussion, voice and one additional position (any instrument or voice).
Candidates for the Da Camera Young Artist Program:
- are interested in performing solo and chamber music repertoire throughout the Houston community
- are interested in working with teachers in public schools to develop lessons that utilize music to enrich the study of core-curricular subjects
- may be currently enrolled in a graduate program in music
- are able to commit to visits in Houston schools, to perform in Da Camera Community Initiatives, and to participate in bi-monthly workshops*
*The Young Artist schedule is designed to complement university study or to allow professional musicians the ability to maintain a private studio, freelance, and pursue auditions for university teaching jobs and orchestral positions.
Participation will include:
Participation in Da Camera Music Encounters:
- Classroom visits in collaboration with core-curricular teachers in Houston schools
- Work with students with students with neurological differences at The Monarch School
- Multiple solo and chamber music performance opportunities with fellow Young Artists in Da Camera Community Initiative Concerts:
- A Little Day Music concerts at the Wortham Theater
- Stop, Look, and Listen! concerts at The Menil Collection
- Lunch-time concerts at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center
- Monthly concerts at the night club Avant Garden, with the opportunity to "curate" one of the concerts
- Additional performances at venues such as Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Galveston Artist Residency; and Discovery Green
- Bi-monthly career-development workshops which will generally occur in the mornings of the first and third Saturdays of the month
- Participation in master classes with guest artists
BenefitsPer-service honoraria resulting in 2013-14 season stipend of $2,000 - $5,000.
Career development workshops on topics pertaining to:
- Concert Curation
- Engaging school-aged children
- Public Speaking
- Audio Recording
- Performance Technology
- Personal Finance
Access to all Da Camera subscription concertsGeneral Information Young Artist Track Composer Track