Young Musicians Festival

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The purpose of the Young Musicians Festival is to provide a non-competitive performance environment for students of public school age. 

Students benefit by hearing other students of the same level perform, while practicing their performance skills by preparing two pieces from a YMF syllabus. These performances are adjudicated by two professionals who give written comments and a rating (1-5 points) on the students’ performances. Each performer receives a certificate according to their achievement rating. Points accumulate annually and are noted on the student's record. When 15 points have been acquired, the student receives a gold cup. Further points are accumulated toward a second or third gold cup.                                                         

Any questions regarding applications should be directed to the YMF Registrar, Marjie Brake - 46 Glenarden Rd., Trumbull CT 06611

The registration deadline for YMF Piano, Harp, Composition & Voice is Monday, January 31, 2022. 

The registration deadline for YMF Brass, Strings and Woodwinds is Tuesday, March 1 2022.


Please refer to www.ymfestival.org  (Marjie Brake)

Dates for YMF

Piano

Saturday, March 12, 2022  All Day
Sunday, March 13, 2022  All Day
Saturday, March 19, 2022  All Day
Sunday, March 20, 2022  All Day

  • We are returning to Fairfield University for in person performances!
  • ​Monday, January 31, 2022 is the registration deadline
  • We will follow the local and state COVID protocols in effect at that time
  • YMF Piano 2022 will offer a “Special Request” option to submit a video performance. This can be selected due to schedule challenges or health concerns for the usual $20 up charge.
  • For unanticipated schedule conflicts or last minute illness, YMF Piano 2022 will offer a “last minute” video option for an ADDITIONAL $20. (Please note: we are still working on updating info on the Schubert Club and YMF websites, so please be patient as we add this information to the application form)
  • The YMF Piano video submission deadline is 11:59 pm Wednesday, March 15, 2022. NO EXTENSIONS.
  • Please review the rules HERE as you choose repertoire.
  • Questions? Please contact the new YMF Piano Chair Jessica Flowers

Woodwind/Brass

Saturday, March 12, 2022

  • YMF Woodwind & Brass anticipates returning to Emmanuel Church for an in person Festival Saturday, March 12, 2022!
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022 is the registration deadline
  • YMF Woodwind & Brass will offer an option for video submission for an additional $20 fee
  • Video submissions must be entered on the application form by 11:59 pm Wednesday, March 15, 2022.
  • Please contact Moira Craw with questions about YMF Woodwind & Brass

Strings

Saturday, March 26, 2022

  • YMF Strings anticipates returning to Trinity Baptist Church for an in person Festival Saturday, March 26, 2022!
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022 is the registration deadline
  • YMF Strings will offer an option for video submission for an additional $20 fee
  • Video Submissions must be entered via the application by 11:59 pm Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
  • Please contact Seray Gotekin with questions about YMF Strings

Composition

Compositions, forms and recording links must be submitted by March 15, 2022

  • Monday, January 31​, 2022 is the registration deadline
  • ALL YMF 2022 Compositions, forms and recording links must be submitted by 11:59 pm March 15, 2022 on the application form (not emailed to Composition Chairs)Jessica Flowers
  • Please contact Marjie Brake and Wendy Kerner with YMF Composition questions.

Voice

Saturday, ​February 26, 2022  All Day
Sunday, ​February 27, 2022  All Day
Saturday, March ​5, 2022  All Day
Sunday, March ​6, 2022  All Day

  • Monday, January 31, 2022 is the registration deadline
  • ​Please contact Caroline Worra for information about YMF Voice dates and options

Harp

Sunday, April 3, 2022

  • ​​Monday, January 31, 2022 is the registration deadline
  • Please contact Wendy Kerner for information about YMF Harp

Complete information for the 2017 YMF is on the website:
www.ymfestival.org
The purpose of the Young Musicians Festival is to provide a noncompetitive
performance environment for students of public school
age. Teachers must be a member of the Schubert Club- non
member teachers will submit a fee of $55.
Students benefit by hearing other students of the same level
perform, while practicing their performance skills by preparing
two pieces from a YMF syllabus. These performances are
adjudicated by two professionals who give written comments and
a rating (1-5 points) on the students’ performances. Each
performer receives a certificate according to their achievement
rating. Points accumulate annually and are noted on the
student's record. When 15 points have been acquired, the student
receives a gold cup. Further points are accumulated toward a
second or third gold cup.
Any questions regarding applications should be directed to the
YMF Chair, Registrar: Marjie Brake, 46 Glenarden Rd,
Trumbull, Ct 06611
203-590-3448
Piano Chair: Marjie Brake gro.l1656945804avits1656945804efmy@1656945804riahc1656945804onaip1656945804
203-590-3448
Voice Chair: Caroline Worra moc.l1656945804oa@ar1656945804rowc1656945804
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Diane LaSala
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Harp Chair: Wendy Kerner 203-554-0267
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Composition Chair: James Kessler:
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Flute Chair: Moira Schur Craw 203-762-1245
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Computer support: Steve Janofsky ten.e1656945804nilno1656945804tpo@y1656945804ksfon1656945804ajs1656945804
Dates for YMF
Piano: Saturday, March 11, 2018
Sunday, March 12, 2018
Saturday, March 18, 2018
Sunday March 19, 2018
1073 Benson Road, Fairfield, CT (Fairfield
University)
Voice: Saturday, January 28, 2018, 10 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 29, 2018, 12 to 5 p.m.
The Stanwich School
257 Stanwich Road, Greenwich,CT
Caroline Worra and Diane LaSala
All other dates, places and fees will be announced on the
website: www.ymfestival.org

​Piano Chair

​​Jessica Flowers
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​Woodwind and Brass Chair

Flute Chair:
Composition Chair:
Harp Chair:
Voice Chair:

​Strings Festival

Flute Chair:
Composition Chair:
Harp Chair:
Voice Chair:

​​Please refer to the website for additional information

www.ymfestival.org

Piano: Saturday, March 11, 2018
Sunday, March 12, 2018
Saturday, March 18, 2018
Sunday March 19, 2018
1073 Benson Road, Fairfield, CT (Fairfield
University)
Voice: Saturday, January 28, 2018, 10 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 29, 2018, 12 to 5 p.m.
The Stanwich School
257 Stanwich Road, Greenwich,CT
Caroline Worra and Diane LaSala
All other dates, places and fees will be announced on the
website: www.ymfestival.org