In a special feature article, we examine two summertime young-artist programs, one domestic and one foreign: Glimmerglass and the Aix-en-Provence Festival’s Académie.
They share only two characteristics: their focus on opera and their sterling reputations. Glimmerglass is far smaller and also younger, but they have the same goal: training the artists of tomorrow by enabling them to work under and play—in every sense—with the pros of today.
Also, we asked author, pianist, and well-travelled jury member Stuart Isacoff to write about his own experiences behind the closed doors of jury deliberations and to discuss some of the different ways competitions are judged.
But only recently have all the elements come together, such as Internet speed, ecommerce tools, reduced video creation costs and audience comfort with the digital streaming medium.The inaugural Guide to Summer Camps, Institutes & Programs includes key information about more than 170 programs and is designed for ages seven to 70—teachers and parents looking for a summer arts program for their charges, high school students en route to the conservatory and those on their way to a professional career.The Guide is also directed to those for whom the arts is an avocation, looking to hone or rekindle their chops over a summer vacation.We’ve included both foreign and domestic programs, the tiny programs (Cellos at Belle Serre in Castres, France, with an enrollment of ten) and the huge programs (University of North Carolina at Greensboro Summer Music Camp, with 1,900).The new Guide to Music Schools puts critical, in-depth information about more than 50 music schools and conservatories at your fingertips: audition requirements, post-graduate assistance programs, size of the student body, musical degrees offered, number of full time and adjunct faculty, tuition and number of scholarships awarded—as well as all the needed contact information and particulars.