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The TSM Academy - Emerging Artist Program
is designed for musicians who are launching their professional careers. Academy Fellows receive advanced training and mentorship from internationally acclaimed artists from across Canada, the United States, and Europe.  

The Emerging Artist Program provides unique educational opportunities for chamber musicians and singers from 18 to 35 years old. Our highly selective enrolment allows our Academy Fellows to build lasting professional relationships with their mentors and peers. 

The program balances study and performance: Academy Fellows participate in one-on-one coaching, self-directed ensemble rehearsals, group mentoring, and masterclasses. Performance opportunities include TSM Festival mainstage concerts, special events, and our popular reGENERATION Concert Series, in which the Academy Fellows perform on stage with their mentors. 

Academy Fellows can also enjoy the benefits of attending the TSM Festival, which features a wealth of renowned Canadian and international artists in a wide variety of concerts: classical and contemporary chamber music, art song, orchestral music, opera, dance, and more.

The Emerging Artist Program consists of two streams: Chamber Music Institute (for string players and pianists) and Art of Song Program (for singers and pianists). 

Program dates: July 8 - August 3, 2024

This four-week program welcomes string players and pianists for intensive coaching sessions, rehearsals, and performances. Musicians have the option of applying for the program as individuals or as pre-formed ensembles. With limited enrolment, participants work with distinguished international faculty in an intimate, collegial atmosphere and are placed in chamber groups with at least one faculty mentor per group.

Application Deadline: January 25, 2024


Program dates: July 8 - 20, 2024

This program is devoted to the study and performance of art song. In order to foster collaborative intimacy among the artists, it is designed for a small group of eight singers and four pianists. During this two-week session, all Art of Song Fellows study with voice and piano faculty members, receiving guidance from a variety of musical traditions and perspectives. The session also offers detailed study of text, and diction.

Application Deadline: January 25, 2024

Click here to learn more about the 2024 Mentors and for additional information on the selection process, performance opportunities, and the program schedule. 

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