The Da Camera Young Artist Program is a fellowship program for emerging professional instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers. This program is designed to achieve two goals: 1) Provide career-expanding experiences and training to the next generation of artists, encouraging them to create music for the community throughout their careers, and 2) Offer young students and neglected audiences exposure to great music and talented performers, using music as a vehicle for scholastic exploration and inspiration. Da Camera Young Artists participate in an exciting variety of performances, workshops and school visits. They perform at the Wortham Center; The Menil Collection; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and area hospitals. They are the principal teaching artists for Da Camera’s innovative Music Encounters program.
The 2018/2019 Young Artists are: Theo Chandler, composer; Robert J. Coe, composer; Hope Cowan, harp; Douglas DeVries, flute; Camille Jasensky, soprano; Timothy Krippner, piano; Giancarlo Latta, violin; Michael Lenahan, piano; Austin Lewellen, bass; Ellie Parker, saxophone; Jacob Schafer, violin; Brady Spitz, percussion; Christoph Wagner, cello; Hasmik Vardanyan, cello; Madison Vest, violin; Rainey Weber, viola; and Sergein Yap, viola. The second year fellows are Robert J. Coe, Timothy Krippner, Giancarlo Latta, Jacob Schafer, Brady Spitz, Rainey Weber and Sergein Yap.
Click on the photo to learn more about each Da Camera Young Artist. Look for upcoming performances by the Da Camera Young Artists on our Free Events page.