Gallery

Gallery

Our students are the pride of this incredible musical community, contributing their hard works to local and regional concerts, recitals, master classes and special events. The following highlight many of our students’musical endeavours.

2020-2021

YAPCA Summer Academy 2020 and summer activities

Although the COVID-19 pandemic cut our community’s musical season short in the most unceremonious fashion, our students were undeterred. The remote and socially-distanced YAPCA academy was a success, culminating with a concert in the park. Equally undeterred, YAPCA students successfully auditioned and participated in intensive remotely-held camps such as the Interlochen Arts Camp and SOSI’s Young Artists Program.

Students and teachers adapt to new reality of COVID-19 lockdown

In early-March 2020, in the face of a rapidly expanding global pandemic, YAPCA’s program, as with all such communities nationwide suspended its in-person activities for the year. But students adapted and we held Zoom recitals and partcipated in remote group projects.

Overcoming the barriers of distance and technology, YAPCA students were hard at work over the spring, playing with click tracks and assembling their parts into collaborative projects, large and small. Current and former YAPCA students put together a remote collaborative video of “Dona nobis pacem.” The music must go on.

2019-2020

Master class with Stéphane Sylvestre

On February 12, 2020, Professor Stéphane Sylvestre conducted a master class at YAPCA. Congratulations to all of the players: Jason and Jennifer Lee, Allyson Zheng, Henry Lee, Lily Richards, Susannah Salamon, and Cynthia Le.

Students perform in master class held by violinist Jerzy Kapłanek

Acclaimed violinist Jerzy Kapłanek of the Penderecki Quartet held a violin master class at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, University of Western Ontario on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Congratulations to the YAPCA students who performed in the class. It was an incredible day of learning and insights.

Thanks also to Lynda Kennedy, our collaborative pianist for the day.

Four Seasons project

Musicians from YAPCA, led by Joe Lanza and colleagues teamed up with dancers from Dasein Dance to present Vivaldi’s iconic “Four Seasons” reimagined for contemporary dance.

2018-2019

Allyson Zheng, YAPCA student, performs with the London Youth Symphony

Allyson Z performed the Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major with the London Youth Symphony on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Several YAPCA students collaborated with LYS in the performance of the Schubert Symphony No. 3. Congratulations to Allyson and all the YAPCA students on a memorable performance!

James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong recital attended by YAPCA stuents

Many of our YAPCA students and their families attended the excellent recital given by violinist James Ehnes along with pianist Andrew Armstrong on October 10, 2018 at the Wolf Performance Hall in London. They played a diverse program of Beethoven, Ravel, Brahms, and Corigliano.

Music library introduction

On Friday, October 26, 2018, YAPCA students had a fantastic introduction to using the Western Music Library and a tour of its comprehensive collections courtesy of librarians Brian McMillan, Director of the Music Library and Lisa Philpott, Research and Instructional Services Librarian.

During the tutorial, students were able to view first edition scores dating back to the 1700’s from the Drs. Whitby Music Collection. Following an orientation to the layout and organization of the library, students learned how to perform keyword searches to find items of interest in the collections. The morning ended with a scavenger hunt to test their knowledge of the Music Library.

The Music Library is an excellent resource for YAPCA students seeking to expand their musical knowledge.

Anyone seeking to view the Drs. Whitby Music Collection can do so at its section on the Internet Archive.