Viola Master Class Choong-jin Chang

YOBC Presents:

A Viola Master Class

Led by Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Violist,

Choong-jin Chang

It is our pleasure to announce that Choong-jin Chang, Philadelphia Orchestra principal violist, will be presenting a master class at YOBC on Saturday, October 19, from  10:00 – 11:30  am, at Bucks County Community College.  All YOBC viola students may attend the master class free of charge.  Please mark your calendars for this very special class.

Application to Perform at the Master Class

Six students will be selected to perform a solo at the master class and receive coaching from our guest clinician.  To apply to perform at the master class,  you must submit an online registration form. Please read all the requirements, consult with your private teacher, and submit your application by the deadline.  We strongly encourage you to apply for this opportunity.

Application Deadline:  Tuesday, September 10. 

Viola Master Class Performers Application

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 10. 

Eligible Students:

All YOBC Viola Students in Concertino, Ripieno, Philharmonia and Symphony Orchestra


Master Class: Saturday, October 19, 10:00 – 11:30am, BCCC

Performing students must be available for the entire master class.

Rehearsal with YOBC Accompanist:  Friday, October 18.  (20- 30 minute rehearsal scheduled between 4:30 and 9:00 pm)

Music Submission DeadlineSunday, September 15, 2019

Requirements and Guidelines for Performance in a Master Class


-Eligible YOBC students must submit an online application by the deadline date.  Applications submitted after the deadline cannot be considered.

-Performers will be selected from all eligible applicants  


-You must select a solo work to be performed that is 3 to 5 minutes in length.  The work may be a complete solo, a movement or portion of a solo. 

-You must seek guidance from your private music teacher in selecting and preparing your solo. 

-You must include your solo choice on the application form.  


-You must carefully and thoroughly prepare your music with the guidance of your private music teacher.  

-Good preparation should include listening to recordings of your solo so you understand how the solo line fits with the accompaniment.  

-Failure to properly prepare your music may result in disqualification from performance at the master class.  

Accompanist and Music Submission:

-YOBC will provide a piano accompanist for your performance at the master class.  In addition, you will be scheduled for a 20-30 rehearsal with the accompanist prior to the master class.  You are required to attend your scheduled accompanist rehearsal.  

-You must provide an original copy of the piano accompaniment and a copy of the solo part by the music submission deadline.    Please mail your music to YOBC c/o Mrs. Sweetsir, 111 Pheasant Run, Suite 100, Newtown, PA 18940 or give your music to Erica Cherry at a YOBC rehearsal prior to the music submission deadline.   

-If you only have a copy of the accompaniment part, you may submit a copy, as long as you provide an original copy prior to the accompanist rehearsal.  Please email Virginia Glatzer at if you need to make another arrangement.  

-Please ensure that your name is clearly written on the front of the music.  

-If you will not be performing the complete solo, please indicate the portion of the solo to be performed on both the solo and piano accompaniment parts.  

-It is important that you submit the accompaniment music by the deadline to ensure that the accompanist has enough time to learn the music.  

-All participants are required to attend the entire master class.  

Important Dates for Master Class Performers

Application Deadline:  September 10, 2019

Music Submission Deadline:  Sunday, September 15 (earlier is preferred)

Accompanist Rehearsal:  Friday, October 18, 4:30-9:00 pm. BCCC.   Schedule TBD

Master Class:  Saturday, October 19, 10:11:30 pm, BCCC