The YMA Experience

 

CREATE ·     Experiment ·    Thrive

YMA attracts creative students who use artistic expression as a means of interacting with the world around them. This is a safe space where students are surrounded by artists, educators and opportunities of the highest caliber. With a built-in leadership training program and non-stop inspiration, YMA is a truly life-changing experience.

 

 

Faculty & Counselors

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YMA’s faculty and counselors are chosen not only for their excellence and professionalism, but for their ability to teach, inspire, and support students in a cooperative and caring environment.

Performance Schedule

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At each session YMA offers a wide variety of performances, all of which are free and open to the public.

Concerto & Aria Competition

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Enter the YMA Concerto & Aria Competition for a chance at the opportunity of a lifetime! Entries are due April 1st.

 

Classes

Each program area at YMA has its own schedule and curriculum. Students sign up for one program area per session, during which they build close friendships with the staff and students in that area. They also get to know the rest of the camp students and staff at meals, during free time before and after dinner, and in their connections and elective classes.

Room & Board

YMA is a residential camp, meaning all students stay in campus housing for the duration of the two weeks. Tuition includes room and board. Meals are served in Willamette University’s cafeteria, which sits along the Mill Stream that runs through campus, and include a delicious variety of selections for each meal (including options for vegetarians, vegans and those with food sensitivities).

Location

Willamette University · Salem, ORegon

YMA is located on the picturesque campus at Willamette University just across the street from Oregon's State Capitol. With gorgeous summers, natural beauty, and friendly faces, there is inspiration everywhere you look!

For driving directions and a campus map, click here.

 

 

Memories to Last a Lifetime. . .