Application Due: Friday, August 18, 2017
Auditions: Thursday and Friday, August 24-25, 2017
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Performer Track (Instrumental and Vocal) – General Information

The Performer Track of the Da Camera Young Artist Program is designed for emerging professionals who have completed at least a bachelor’s degree in Music, are interested in opportunities to connect with the Houston community and learn skills that will help nurture and develop their careers.

Candidates for the Da Camera Young Artist Program:

  • are interested in performing solo and chamber music repertoire throughout the Houston community
  • ​are interested in working with teachers in public schools to develop lessons that utilize music to enrich the study of core-foundation subjects
  • ​have completed at least a bachelor’s degree in music
  • ​are able to commit to visits in Houston schools, to perform in concerts throughout the Houston community, and to participate in career development workshops*

*The Young Artist schedule is designed to allow professional musicians the flexibility to maintain a private teaching studio and pursue auditions for university teaching jobs and orchestral positions.

The instrumentation of the ensemble is selected based on the applicant pool and anticipated needs of the specific season. Attention String Players and String Quartets – Da Camera will present the complete cycle of string quartets by Beethoven in free concerts throughout the Houston community as part of the Beethoven for All project during the 2017/2018 season. We encourage you to audition either as a soloist and/or as part of a quartet. If you are interested in applying as a quartet, contact Craig Hauschildt at chauschildt@dacamera.com for more information.

Based on the needs of the program and each applicant’s qualifications, instrumentalists and vocalists will be:

  • Selected as a core member of the program, or
  • Added to a roster of artists that may be called upon to perform in Da Camera community concerts and educational activities as opportunities arise.

Young Artist Program Opportunities

Educational Opportunities
Participation in Da Camera Music Encounters:

  • Classroom visits in collaboration with core-foundation teachers in Houston schools
  • ​Musically engage students with neurological differences at The Monarch School

Performance Opportunities

  • Multiple solo and chamber music performance opportunities with fellow Young Artists in Da Camera Community Initiative Concerts:
    • A Little Day Music concerts at the Wortham Theater
    • Stop, Look, and Listen! concerts at The Menil Collection
    • Lunch-time concerts at Houston Methodist Hospital system
    • Additional performances at venues such as Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Galveston Artist Residency; and Discovery Green

Career Development

  • ​Participation in a series of workshops and master classes with leading Houston professionals and Da Camera guest artists
  • ​Career-development workshops, which generally occur on selected Monday evenings and Saturday mornings (workshop calendar)
  • ​Participation in master classes with guest artists

Other Benefits

  • Per-service honoraria resulting in 2017/2018 season stipend of $2,000 – $6,000.
  • ​Complimentary tickets to all Da Camera subscription concerts (subject to availability)