Welcome to YES Academy 2017, Lebanon’s only international summer performing arts program featuring a 13-member faculty from America’s best universities and symphony orchestras in a program of Orchestra, Chamber Music, Piano, Voice, Guitar, Composition, Conducting and Jazz.
New this Summer!
Argentinian maestro, Mariano Vales, conductor of the Washington D.C. Youth Orchestra, will lead the Festival Orchestra and teach conducting
Cultural Entrepreneurship- Daily program designed to help you grow as a professional artist, social entrepreneur and community leader
All classes and Student Concerts take place at NDU – Notre Dame University, Louaize, Zouk Mosbeh
If you want to participate in YES Academy Lebanon, APPLY NOW - places are limited for each program. International students are welcome.
New students in our music programs will need to schedule a live audition on Thursday July 13 from 9:00 to 11:00 or on Tuesday July 25 from 09:30 to 11:00. Otherwise, you may submit the URL of a 2-3 minute video posted on YouTube as part of your application. You will be contacted by YES Lebanon Program Managers regarding your Audition date and location.
Alumni of the YES Academy program do not need to audition again.
The tuition for all YES Academy Lebanon programs is as follows: $200 USD for local students $300 USD for International Students There is a 50% scholarship for students of NDU University and Children’s and Continuing Education music programs.
Please tell your friends and teachers about this year’s YES Academy. We look forward to seeing you in August.
John Ferguson, Director
The YES Academy Lebanon is supported by Notre Dame University, Friends of American Voices, The U.S. Embassy-Beirut, The Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, The Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music