Welcome to YES Academy Lebanon 2019, Lebanon’s only international summer performing arts program featuring a 12-member faculty from America’s best Universities, Broadway Musical Theater programs, and Symphony Orchestras.
We are pleased to announce our new partnership and new campus home, Holy Spirit University Kaslik (USEK). Stay tuned for more details here. Like our facebook page in March page now to stay informed of the latest news and developments.
Broadway Stars: Expanded Broadway Musical Theater program adding training in dance, acting and staging with Andrew Palermo and Kate Bass and the return of Dr. Peter Thoresen. This year we will workshop excerpts from Wicked, West Side Story, Beautiful, Bright Star, and more.Ages 15+.
Opera and Classical Voices with Christine Moore Vassallo, The Opera Workshop/Classical Voices program is appropriate for solo singers either at the pre-professional level or enrolled in or aspiring to study at the College, Conservatory or University level either in their home country or abroad.
Symphony and String Orchestra: MaestroCarlos Botero, assistant conductor of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, will lead the Festival Orchestra, coach Chamber Ensembles and teach conducting. We are adding woodwinds, brass and percussion to our regular string orchestra program and planning a program including Mozart's Overture to The Magic Flute and Gustav Holst’s The Planets among other exciting symphonic repertoire.
Camp Broadway– Morning sessions from 9am to 12 noon for ages 10-14
Junior Strings – Morning Sessions: participants will be assigned to the Junior or Intermediate level program based on a short audition on the first day. 9:00 to 12:00 daily except Sunday (ages 7 to 14)
Each day will be full of fun and intense study as we prepare for our Chamber Music with YES Faculty concert in Byblos and Gala Concerts August 8 and 9, 2019 on the USEK campus.
All classes and Student Concerts take place at USEK, Kaslik.
If you want to participate in YES Academy Lebanon, APPLY NOW, as applications are open and 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 National, USEK, and alumni of the YES Academy 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 (* Special tuition conditions apply for USEK music majors in a degree program. Please contact a Program Manager)
Please tell your friends and teachers about this year’s YES Academy. We look forward to seeing you on July 29!
John Ferguson, Director
The YES Academy Lebanon is supported by Holy Spirit University Kaslik, Friends of American Voices, The Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, The Conservatoire National with additional support from ACMP Associated Chamber Music Players.