Our courses and program – this is how it works

The lessons are given in the form of shorter courses, online and on site during weekends and school holidays. There are four levels:

  • Open courses (open for everyone)
  • Open program
  • The talent program
  • The soloist program

All four levels are aimed at young people around 10-18 years of age. All courses are free of charge. Ensemble and orchestra playing only takes place on site (IRL).

YOMA – the Open Courses, are conducted in collaboration with the country’s music schools and are sponsored by the Signature Foundation. The soloist program is made possible through the collaboration with the Beijer Foundation.

The Open courses, level 1

Who can participate?

Open courses are created for you who have played a few years and want to develop your instrumental skills to the next level. You can apply for several Open Courses during the year.

Content of course:

  • Teaching (and interaction) that is adapted to your level.
  • Individual lessons, group lessons (theory, techniques), visit master classes and exciting lectures and performances
  • You have the possibility to have a mentor during the course, who practices extra with you
  • Ensemble and / or orchestra rehearsals (IRL only), suited for your level.

How to apply:

You apply via the links at the menu “Current courses”. Look for the date you want to participate in.

The Open the program, level 2

Who can participate?

The open program is for you who play at an advanced level for your age.

Content of course:

  • Individual lessons
  • Visit the master classes of the Talent program
  • Group lessons
  • Workshops and lectures
  • Ensemble rehearsals (IRL only)
  • Orchestral rehearsals (IRL only)
  • Participation in concerts, online and IRL
  • More substances may be added

How to apply:

You apply by sending a recording or link to your recording (webpage, Youtube, Soundcloud) to yoma@vanersborg.se.

If you are accepted, you will be invited to several of the Talent Program’s courses each year. The content of your education will be in and based on a rotation system for everyone in the course, who plays the same instrument as you.

The Talent program, level 3

Who can participate?

The talent program is for you who play at a highly advanced level for your age

Content of course:

  • Individual lessons
  • Group lessons
  • Ensemble rehearsals (IRL only)
  • Orchestral rehearsals (IRL only)
  • Participation in concerts, online and IRL
  • Collaboration with talents from other countries
  • An individual study plan, preferably in collaboration with your teacher at home
  • Additional subjects according to the syllabus

How to apply:

You apply by sending a recording or a link to your recording to yoma@vanersborg.se. If the recording is approved, you are invited to the next step, an entrance exam and two course weekends for additional audition lessons. After being accepted, you are invited to all courses in the Talent Program.

There are a limited number of places for the various instruments on the Talent Program. If you are accepted but all spaces are taken, we recommend you to apply for and study at the Open the program while waiting for the next period of application.

The Soloist program, level 4

You can not apply for the Soloist program. The participants are chosen by an international jury and are often selected from finalists and winners of national and international competitions.