Young Artists Auditions
This program is designed to discover up-and-coming young musicians and provide them a opportunity to showcase their talents. Winners of the Classics Alive Young Artists Auditions are selected based on exceptional musicianship, technique, ability to communicate as a performer, and future potential. The jury is given the flexibility to select multiple winners. Cash awards are offered to the winners as well as performance opportunities throughout the year. Four divisions and four categories in each division allow for all age groups and instrumentations to participate and compete - with the top division grand prize winner receiving performance opportunities to perform concerti with professional orchestras as well as receiving professional management through Classics Alive Artists management company. Application and Information

Residency Program
Classics Alive Artists presents a professional artist in an 3 to 4 day ALL EXPENSE PAID residency program for Youth Orchestras. Activities include Q&A sessions, masterclasses, discussions about "Career Paths In Music" and "Audience Development", outreach to schools in the community, and more. Each residency will culminate in a final performance with the youth orchestra. The Classics Alive Residency Program is designed to provide meaningful musical experiences for young musicians. One youth orchestra will be selected for the 2017-2018 season. Any U.S. Youth Orchestra may submit an application. Orchestras will be selected based on the answers to the questions on the application. Application deadline is May 15, 2017. Decision will be made in July, 2017. See photos from our latest residency program.

Classics Alive Presents
One of our missions is to provide music concerts to local communities.  Classics Alive Presents accomplishes that goal by featuring our professional roster of outstanding musicians as well as the Classics Alive Young Artists Auditions Winners in recital. These recitals are generally held in small, intimate settings in private homes. See our current series.

The Classics Alive Young Artists Ambassador Program
A community engagement program which benefits seniors, children, and adults with disabilities and/or long term illnesses, as well as underserved segments of our population. Young musicians who are part of the Young Artists Ambassador Program showcase their talents in concerts for senior living centers, local community centers, hospitals, and libraries in their local communities. Semi-finalists of the Classics Alive Young Artists Auditions are invited to participate in this program.

Emerging Artists Partnerships Program
Classics Alive Artists is privileged to have collaborative relationships with select symphony orchestras and recital series nationwide. Through this program, our Young Artists have the opportunity to play concerti with these orchestras, perform solo recitals, and to participate in community outreach activities in the host cities. Our partner orchestras/organizations include:

  • Boulder Chamber Orchestra -  Bahman Saless, conductor
  • Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthews -  Tom Neenan, conductor
  • LA Virtuosi - Carlo Ponti, Music Director
  • L’Ermitage Foundation Recital Series – Renee Cherniak, Artistic Director
  • Livermore-Amador Symphony – Lara Weber, conductor
  • Saratoga Symphony - Jason Klein, conductor
  • Tulare County Symphony Orchestra – Bruce Kiesling, conductor

If you are an orchestra or presenter and are interested in partnering with us, contact us so we can start a dialog.

Commissioning New Works
One of our core missions is to build classical music audiences by exposing youth to the art form using unique and interactive approaches. One way we do this is by commissioning orchestral arrangements of popular themes. Our latest one being the Beatles Fantasy for violin and orchestra which incorporates favorite Beatles' melodies in an orchestral setting. This has been very successful in "filling the seats" of concert halls.

The Classics Alive Internship Program
This program gives high school and college music students the opportunity to volunteer to work for Classics Alive and utilize and enhance existing skills such as photography, video recording, video editing, public relations, research, and social media. The internship fulfills community service requirements and bolsters resumes by providing real-life work experience supporting the arts. Apply to become an intern.

Classical Youth Challenge Program (Partnering and Outreach)
We work together with youth orchestras and high school orchestras in various communities to produce family concerts for children and their parents to introduce young people to the performing arts and motivate them to attend more concerts. We also provide outreach programs in which young artists visit schools to provide a "close and personal" experience (See photos of our outreach) to underprivileged students who would not ordinarily be exposed to classical music. Read a review of a recent Outreach Program by Lindsay Deutsch. Click here for a printable flyer which describes the activities of our outreach programs.

Scholarship Program
We provide scholarships for motivated young musicians who cannot afford lessons.
If you are interested in underwriting a scholarship to a deserving student, please email us with the student criteria (e.g., need-based, skill-based) and instrument you would like to support. All scholarship donations are tax deductible.

Meet the Maestro Program
"Meet the Maestro" program is designed to give kids (and parents) a behind the scenes look at famous orchestra conductors. Read the interesting interviews and if you have any questions that you would like us to ask a conductor, send us an email.

Mentoring Programs
Our professional artists go into the communities to conduct master classes for young musicians to motivate and inspire them to improve and excel in their musical studies.

Provide Role Models
We provide role models for the youth of today by publicizing the achievements of their peers who strive to excel and achieve their goals.

Please make a donation to support our programs.