Welcome to YES Academy 2018, Lebanon’s only international summer performing arts program featuring a 15-member faculty from America’s best universities and symphony orchestras in a program of Orchestra, Chamber Music, Piano, Voice (Broadway, Opera, Vocal Ensemble, Song), Composition, and Conducting. All programs will feature morning programs for children, and afternoon programs for young adults.
New this Summer!
Maestro, Carlos Botero, assitant conductor of the Houston Texas, Symphony Orchestra, will lead the Festival Orchestra, coach Chamber Ensembles and teach conducting
Expanded Voice program featuring a new morning program featuring Choir and Broadway for children and an afternoon program for young adults featuring training in Opera, Broadway, Vocal Ensemble, and Art Song with Prof. Peter Thoresen and Prof. Ira Spaulding
Cultural Entrepreneurship- daily program designed to help you grow as a professional artist, social entrepreneur and community leader
Introduction to Composition
Introduction to Conducting
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.
Audition New students need to schedule a live audition before acceptance into the program. Please select your audition date in the online application form. Those unable to attend the live auditions may submit a sound file (MP3) or 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.
Students of the Conservatoire Nationale, NDU, and YES Academy program alumni do not need to audition, but are required to fill out an online application form.
The tuition for all YES Academy Lebanon programs is as follows: $200 USD for morning children's program $250 USD for afternoon programs for young adults $300 USD for international students Dormitory housing is available. The Conservatoire Nationale will provide bus transportation to the NDU campus from Sin el Fil and Achrafiyeh.