All of our special events open to The Public and teachers are listed below


7:30pm Friday, July 13 Alumni Recital 

**7:30pm Saturday, July 14  Spencer Myer Guest Artist Recital

**2:00pm Sunday, July 15 Festival Orchestra Concert

      **Tickets available at Bethel University Box office. 


Master Classes

Our Festival offers master classes from our wonderful Artist Faculty as well as our very exciting guests this year, Spencer Myer, Seymour Bernstein, and Alexander Braginsky from the University of Minnesota. Master classes are free of charge. 

1:30-3:30pm, Saturday, July 14      Andrew Staupe, YAWPF Faculty 

4:00-6:00pm, Sunday, July 15        Spencer Myer,  Guest Artist

1:00-3:00pm, Monday, July 16       Elizabeth Wolff, YAWPF Faculty

3:30-5:30pm Tuesday, July 17       Seymour Bernstein, Guest Artist Faculty

1:00-3:00pm Wednesday, July 18 Alexander Braginsky 

1:00-3:00pm Thursday, July 19     Seymour Bernstein, Guest Artist Faculty



Our Musicianship Classes are given by Prof. Nancy Bachus and will cover Robert and Clara Schumann. Musicianship classes require an admission fee of $5/class or $25 for all six classes. This amount will be collected at the entry. 

Musicianship Class Schedule:  Two sections each day, same material covered. 

Saturday, July 14       The Baroque Era (1600-1750) A Musician's Life

Sunday, July 15         The Classical Era (1750-1825) The Musician's Changing Role

Monday, July 16        Ludwig Van Beethoven: HIs Early Years

Wednesday, July 18  Beethoven, Schubert and the Aftermath of the French Revolution

Thursday, July 19       Beethoven, Schubert and the Piano

COncerto Competition

Our Concerto Competition is one of the most exciting events at the festival. The finals are open to the public.

Finals: Friday, July 13: 4:00-6:00pm 


Honors Concerts

Our Honors Concerts feature students that have successfully auditioned for the Solo Performance Competitions. They will be split between two evenings: 

Tuesday, July 17, Junior Division: Ages 12 & Under Honors Recital, 7:30pm, Benson Great Hall

Thursday, July 19, Senior Division: Ages 12 & Over Honors Recital, 7:30pm, Benson Great Hall. 

In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of.”
— Robert Schumann, Composer