Applications for the 2020 Academy will begin in October 2019.
The Toronto Summer Music Academy is a one of a kind educational opportunity for chamber musicians and singers 18-35 years old, on the threshold of a professional career. These exceptionally gifted young musicians study with international faculty of the highest quality and reputation, learning from their experience and musicianship. With limited enrollment, study is intense and enriching and provides students with a chance to interact with the faculty and other emerging professionals.
The TSM Academy Experience
- Limited enrollment and a full scholarship covering tuition ensures the highest quality applicants
- Academy Fellows study with international guest artists who perform at the Toronto Summer Music Festival.
- Academy Fellows perform with these guest artists in reGENERATION concerts as well as in Festival daytime concerts, with an emphasis on the value of performance experience.
- Academy Fellows are billeted with Toronto Summer Music supporters, eat lunch together daily, and are guests at all Festival concerts.
Fellows are chosen through a rigorous selection process by an international jury panel of specialists, led by
Artistic Director Jonathan Crow. Candidates are selected based on their potential to make a significant contribution in the professional milieu. Candidates are selected by a jury based on their online application including video recordings, biographies, and repertoire lists
Rehearsals, classes, and coaching take place in the Edward Johnson Building, home of the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. Individual practice rooms and several rehearsal spaces with pianos are available to Toronto Summer Music Academy Fellows.
The Edward Johnson Building houses a music library which is the main research music collection in Canada and includes a vast collection of sound recordings in the Sniderman Recording Archives, and Walter Hall, one of the city’s major chamber music halls. It is located on the main campus of the University of Toronto in midtown Toronto, on the subway line, and close to the city’s libraries, concert halls, galleries, museums, and theatres.
Fellows from the Art of Song and Chamber Music Institute come together to perform at the Festival’s reGENERATION concerts. In addition to performing in ensembles with their mentors at the reGENERATION concerts, Chamber Music Fellows also perform in ensembles that receive coachings from mentors at our noon Academy concerts.
Mentors for the 2020 Academy will be announced in October 2019.