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About the program

A collaboration with Music Makers Haciendo Musica, Boulder Children's Chorale, Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra, and Denver Young Artists Orchestra.

Friday, June 30 – Saturday, July 1 | Ages 12-17 
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 by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra 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.  Click here beginning February 1 to submit an application.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply

Open for application on February 1, 2023 
Check back here to apply  
Deadline to apply: April 15, 2023 

Tuition & Fees

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

Tuition will cover two lunches and one dinner, plus all coaching, workshops, and activities.

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 at 10:00AM on Friday, June 30, at Edwards Interfaith Chapel (32138 US-6, Edwards, CO 81632). Transportation details will be provided by your associate organization.  

Overnight Housing

Upon Admission, students will be referred to local discounted hotel housing available through Bravo! Vail partners. Out of town students requiring overnight housing will stay with organization chaperone or parent. Additional charges for overnight stay will be added to tuition fee.

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

Friday, June 30

  • 10am Arrive, Orientation
  • 10:30am -12:30pm Rehearse
  • 12:30pm Lunch/Break
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm Sectionals
  • 2:30pm Break
  • 2:45-3:45pm Rehearsal
  • 4:00pm Travel to Ford Amphitheater, Free Time Outdoors
  • 5:00pm Pre-Concert Performance with Bravo! Vail MMHM Students
  • 5:30pm-6:00pm Picnic Dinner on Lawn
  • 6:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concert

 Saturday, July 1

  • Breakfast on your own
  • 9am Arrive at EIC
  • 9:15am-10:15 Rehearsal
  • 10:15am Run Through
  • 10:45am Break
  • 11:00am Workshop with Guest Artists
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Concert

Music Faculty

Lindsay Erickson

Conductor, String Orchestra

Nathan Wubbena

Conductor, Boulder Children's Chorale

Abigail Dreher


Jenny Roussel


Aileen Pagán-Rohwer

Director of Education and Engagement, Strings

Amara Sperber

Education and Engagement Programs Coordinator, Strings