Students before a concert

Young Artists Program

The Northern Lights Young Artists Program provides participating students with a unique opportunity to study with internationally known performing artists, to collaborate with other participants in chamber groups and ensembles and to sit side-by side with members of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Duluth Symphony.

Young artists of collegiate level will be accepted by audition and recommendation to join the company; a limited number of motivated pre-college musicians will be accepted based upon audition and recommendation from current teachers.

Participants are placed to form  trios, quartets and quintets. Existing string quartets are also encouraged to apply as a group. Repertoire assignments will be made in advance to enable the ensembles to make best use of their rehearsal time.

Experienced and exceptional staff accompanists are provided, all winners of numerous national and international competitions, including the MTNA National Steinway Competition.

Tuition and Housing:
$2800 for the 3 week session Instrumentalists and pianists are matched for chamber ensembles and receive daily coachings.
Each young artist is provided four or more individual lessons with our world-renowned faculty. Multiple performance and masterclass opportunities are offered throughout the festival. Local transportation is provided along with recreational activities and outings.
Free Airport pick-up from the Hibbing/Chisholm, Minnesota (HIB) airport.
Dormitory Housing at historic Dahlin House in Aurora for pianists and pre-college students. Housing for collegiate and young professionals at Mesabi Community College in Virginia, MN. COVID restrictions in place in the State of Minnesota will be observed.

Meals: Some group meals are provided throughout the three week period. A full kitchen is available in the dorms; there are also local restaurants available for lunches and dinners in every city in which we perform.

Piano Faculty

Edisher Savistski

Dr. Edisher Savitski

Peter Mack

Dr. Peter Mack

Veda Zuponcic

Veda Zuponcic

String Faculty

Alexander Markov

Alexander Markov

 

Celine Leathead

Céline Leathead

Veda Zuponcic

Yosif Feigelson

Sally Dorer

Sally Gibson Dorer

Wind Faculty

Flute:  Barbara Leibenguth, Principal Flute, Minnesota Orchestra (ret.)
French Horn: Paul Straka (Chicago Lyric Opera, ret.)
Clarinet: Jake Meyer, Ocala Symphony