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.


Pre-registration for the 2020-2021 term

Building on our successful YAPCA Summer Academy, we are busy planning our 2020-2021 term. Much has changed, of course; and the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to restructure how the program will function in the fall and possibly beyond. In order to plan the term, we are asking YAPCA families to pre-register here.

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.”

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.