Side-by-side performances

Sounds Promising Young Artists perform alongside Salastina musicians on two main series concerts throughout the season.

Performing on Sounds Local in April is a requirement of participation. The date of the other side-by-side performance will be arranged individually, pending students’ availability and repertoire interests.

All concerts are professionally recorded by Salastina.

Performing music by their peers

Each participating student performer is paired with a young composer, who writes a piece especially for them.

  1. In the early Spring, Young Artists meet for three readings of pieces written specifically for them. These coachings are led by Salastina musicians, sometimes from within the ensemble itself.

  2. All student works are included on Salastina’s annual Sounds Local main series concert.

Producing their own concert 

For interested students and ensembles, Sounds Promising culminates in a unique professional development project in June of 2019.

Through this project, Salastina supports participating Young Artists through the critical artistic and administrative components of concert production. This includes guidance through programming, venue selection, program printing, and getting (and interacting with) an audience.

  1. Throughout the Spring of 2019, young performers meet a total of eight times with Salastina co-directors Maia Jasper White and Kevin Kumar.

  2. Additionally, Maia and Kevin are available to answer students’ questions as they come in.  

  3. Each student receives four 90-minute coachings on repertoire they’ve selected for their culminating concert.


Tuition for the 2018-2019 season is $520 per participant.  Need-based scholarships are available.