Emory Youth Chamber Music Program with Vega String Quartet

Vega String QuartetElizabeth Fayette and Jessica Shuang Wu, violins; Yinzi Kong, viola; Guang Wang, cello
photo by Nate Dorn

The Emory Youth Chamber Music Program (EYCP) was founded by the Vega Quartet in 2006 to provide intensive small ensemble training to young Atlanta-area musicians.  EYCP, with its focus on the study of chamber music, is designed to bridge the gap between orchestral playing and private instruction.  Skills developed include learning how to both lead and support colleagues, how to establish and fulfill short and long-term goals, how to deliver and receive constructive criticism, and how to articulate and advocate for individual musical ideas.  Furthermore, ensemble rehearsals and performances encourage responsibility, commitment and a sense of camaraderie.

Participation in EYCP is determined by audition, generally in late August, with students placed in ensembles based on experience and age.  Over the course of the semester, students receive eight coachings with members of the Vega Quartet as well as performance opportunities both at Emory and in the wider community.

More information about the Vega Chamber Music Program