About Young Artists Keyboard Academy
The Young Artists Keyboard Academy (YAKA) at Missouri State University is a week-long intensive experience for pre-college students (Ages: 12-18) of classical piano and organ. The YAKA offers a well-rounded curriculum that includes concerts, individual lessons from faculty, musicianship training, and college preparation. Students are taught by Missouri State University’s internationally-acclaimed keyboard faculty.
Each student declares a principal (piano or organ) and secondary instrument (piano or organ) and private lessons on both instruments will be given (no prior experience is needed on the secondary instrument). Ear Training placement tests will be given on Sunday, July 21st. YAKA concludes with an Honors Recital and a Final Recital in the C. Minor Recital Hall of the Ellis Hall.
Meet the Faculty
Dr. Wei-Han Su, Piano / Keyboard Area Coordinator
Dr. Jeremy Chesman, Organ
Dr. Minju Choi, Piano
Dr. Hye-Jung Hong, Piano
YAKA will run Sunday, July 21 thru Friday, July 26, 2019. More detailed schedule will be sent to the students upon acceptance.
Sunday, July 21:
- Afternoon arrival to Missouri State campus
- Registration, Orientation Meeting, & Tour of the Ellis Hall
Monday-Friday, July 22-26:
- 8:45 am - Drop Off
- 9 - 10 am - Eurythmics (Music and Movement)
- 10 am - 5 pm - Lessons / lunch / masterclasses / ear training classes / special topics classes / piano ensemble rehearsals / supervised practicing / ensemble coachings
Thursday, July 25:
- 5:00 pm – Honors Recital
Friday, July 26:
- 5:00 pm – Final Recital for all YAKA students
July 21-26, 2019
|Early application||Friday, May 24, 2019|
|Final application||Friday, June 21, 2019|
$395 ($350 for early application), which includes a $25 non-refundable application fee.
This is a commuter camp. Students may stay in campus housing at an additional charge of $200.