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About the program

June 20-22, 2024 

Accepting applications for violin, viola, cello, and double bass

What to expect?

Get Training – Improve your playing and technique through rehearsals and workshops from Bravo! Vail’s teaching staff and musicians in residence.  

Build Friendships – Connect with a new group of young musicians through ensemble playing, music appreciation, and social activities.  

Immerse Yourself – Enjoy the full experience of attending a live orchestra performance at Bravo! Vail Music Festival.  

Explore the Area – Discover the natural beauty of Vail, Colorado.  

Perform a Concert – Young Musicians Day culminates in a large ensemble student performance at Bravo! Vail Music Festival. 

Students should be proficient at reading music and have prior experience in playing in an ensemble. See below for detailed prerequisites. Applications are required. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply

Open for application on February 1, 2024
Check back here to apply  
Deadline to apply: April 16, 2024

Tuition & Fees

$125 tuition fee will be due upon admission to the program. Limited scholarships are available.

Application Requirements

Accepting applications for violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Students should be studying 2-octave major scales in the key of C, G, D, A, B-flat, F. All string players should be at should be on or above Book 3 of the Suzuki Method or equivalent.  

  • All applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a private teacher or ensemble director, a video recording of two of the listed scales, and a solo work that best represents your current level of playing.
  • Applicants must be able to read music and have some experience playing in an ensemble. Students will be expected to work on assigned parts with at home teacher ahead of attending Young Musicians Day.


Location & Transportation

Young Musicians Day will commence on Thursday, June 20, at Edwards Interfaith Chapel (32138 US-6, Edwards, CO 81632). Further times and details coming soon.

Overnight Housing

Out-of-town students requiring overnight housing will stay with a parent or organization chaperone

Student Preparation

Upon admission, students will be sent music to practice in advance.

Students should bring their instruments, backpack, water bottle, sunscreen, rain jacket, outdoor shoes, and performance attire consisting of black bottoms, white tops, black socks or stockings, black dress shoes.

Overnight supplies to prepare should include pajamas and toiletries. Snacks are welcome and meals will be provided.  


All teaching staff, host families, and Festival artists are professionally background checked.


Subject to change

Coming soon!

Music Faculty

Lindsay Erickson

Conductor, String Orchestra

Nathan Wubbena

Conductor, Boulder Children's Chorale

Aileen Pagán-Rohwer

Director of Education and Engagement, Strings