About the Young Artist Program

The Education Division of Chamber Music | OC is anchored by the Young Artist Program, the only full-scholarship program of its kind in Southern California. Open to exceptionally talented musicians between the ages of 12 and 18, the program provides a unique and comprehensive musical education that features chamber music coachings and performance classes, musicianship and eurhythmics workshops, career development seminars, participation in monthly guest artist master classes, and community outreach performances. The program operates on the calendar corresponding with the standard academic year, September through June. Participants explore one or more assigned works of chamber music throughout the year culminating in an end-of-the year performance as part of the Rising Stars Recital Series. All Young Artist Program activities take place on the campus of University of California, Irvine.

Program Director: Iryna Krechkovsky
Assistant Director: April Kim

Click here for application information. Please direct any inquiries to April Kim.

2017-18 Master Classes and Workshops

Master Class Artists:

Robert McDonald, piano
Chair, Piano Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music
Faculty, The Juilliard School
Artistic Director, Taos School of Music

Julian Martin, piano
Faculty, The Juilliard School; Aspen Music Festival

Kyung Sun Lee, violin
Faculty, The Colburn School; Seoul National University

Karen Dreyfus, viola
Director, Chamber Music Studies at the USC Thornton School of Music
Faculty, Manhattan School of Music; USC Thornton School of Music

Colin Carr, cello
Faculty, Stony Brook University


Dr. Kevin Kwan Loucks, Professional Development Seminars
President and Co-Founder, Chamber Music | OC (The Juilliard School, M.M. ’04; Stony Brook University, D.M.A. ’13; Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University, E.M.B.A. ’17; Stanford Graduate School of Business, S.M.M. ’17)

Meet the Faculty


Iryna Krechkovsky, violin


Ross Gasworth, cello


Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano

Meet the 2017-18 Young Artists

Leo Matsuoka, violin • Reina Cho, cello
Erin Lee, piano

Kevin Lu, violin • Antony Karacic, violin
Brandon Chong, viola • Brandon Shin, cello
Loren Kim, piano

Megan Martono, violin • Andrew Do, cello
Clara Truong, piano

Apply to the Young Artist Program

The Young Artist Program is no longer accepting applications for the 2017-18 season.

If you would like to be notified about the application process for the 2018-19 season, please fill out the form below.