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.
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
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
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.