Young Artist Program
Since 1998, 10-14 musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music, one of the country's leading music conservatories, have been invited to be in residence for 3 weeks during the festival where they perform on the mainstage with and receive musical mentoring from Festival Artists. They receive professional festival experience, skill development and present numerous classrooms concerts through the Music in Our Schools Program. In addition, the Young Artists perform the world premiere of the Young Artist Composer-in-Residence on a mainstage concert.
Music in Our Schools (MIOS)
Since 1998, the Young Artists have performed in numerous classroom in this diverse and rural region of he State (Eagle Nest, Mora, Red River, Las Vegas, Cimarron, Questa, Penasco, Angel Fire, Taos, Taos Pueblo, Dixon, Maxwell and Raton), currently serving nearly 4,000 students. These interactive performances allow students to observe, interact and build relationships with young musicians, classical music and composition.
The 2014 Young Artist and Music in Our Schools programs are supported in part by the following sponsors: Lange Family Foundation, Albert I Pierce Foundation, Waite and Genevieve Phillips Foundation, Questa Mine/Chevron Mining, Harold N. Tenenbom Educational Fund, Thistlewood Foundation and Rosalie and Frank Turner.