The Young Artists Pre-College Academy, based in London Ontario, fosters young violinists, violists, cellists, bassists and pianists who are inspired to develop their technique and artistry in a collaborative environment within the program and broader musical community.

Weekly Performance groups, Chamber and Master classes focus on offering students an opportunity to master their skills. Students explore a wide range of string literature to challenge and inspire a high level of technical finesse and musicianship, enriching their growth as instrumentalists, under the tutelage of a dynamic faculty and guest artists.

Faculty collaborate in their artistic vision, bringing with them a wealth of pedagogical and performance experience in working with students at all levels. Master classes with guest artists enhance and inspire perspectives in musicianship and performance practice.

YAPCA is committed to the development of young artists, whether they are preparing for a career in music or seeking to realize their potential whatever their future holds.


YAPCA Summer Academy 2020

YAPCA is pleased to announce its Summer Academy 2020. It’s an ideal way to connect with musical friends, collaborate on new works, learn from a world-class faculty and deepend your understanding of the music. Please join us July 27- 31, 2020 online. For details. see YAPCA Summer Academy 2020. Registration is open here. Check the Summer Academy 2020 page for the latest on the schedule.

Dona nobis pacem collaboration

We may be physically separate on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, but YAPCA students are still making music together remotely. YAPCA current and former students produced a video of “Dona nobis pacem.”

March 25, 2020 classes canceled

Due to public health concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and in compliance with evolving Western University policies, the final YAPCA session of this term, March 25, 2020 will be canceled. We continue to work on a capstone event to celebrate the year’s successes. We will post additional details as they develop. Irene, the faculty and the Board of Directors would like to thank each of you for your contributions to the continued success of this program and for your patience during these extraordinary times.

Summer program options updated

The pandemic has forced many summer programs to re-evaluate their options. Some have canceled their activities while others have migrated to online formats. YAPCA maintains a page of summer music academics, institutes, and festivals. Please be aware that we have not checked each one to see how they have responded to the new realities this summer.