Discover the thrills, skills, and camaraderie of historical music on period and modern instruments

The Early Music Youth Academy, devoted to the joys of Renaissance consort music, meets for autumn and winter/spring semesters, with new performance projects each term. SHAK also presents short-term introductory or intermediate music workshops for instrumental music students once or twice each year.

SHAK's Early Music Youth Academy

News from the Early Music Youth Academy:

Autumn 2019: SHAK seeks special guest vocal soloists! If you're a teen singer taking classical voice lessons and you might like to sing music from 17th-century Italy in Italian and Hebrew, please get in touch. There is no tuition fee for guest soloists.

In autumn 2019, instrumental participation is limited to continuing members due to the technical and stylistic demands of the repertoire.

Winter/spring 2020: For the first time in several years, EMYA will be accepting NEW members! Our exciting winter-spring 2020 project explores music from the Gaelic nations -- Scotland, Ireland, and more -- in sources from the 16th and 17th centuries. Watch this space for details and enrollment. Well-established students who study plucked or bowed strings or wind instruments in private lessons and practice daily at home are heartily welcome to join us! (Students should generally have been studying for 2-3 years or more.)


Autumn 2019 semester: Music of Salamone Rossi

Saturday rehearsals:

Weekly Sept 7 through Nov 16 EXCEPT Sept 28

Continuo group: 2:30-4:30pm (times may be adjusted some weeks)

Polyphony group: 4-6pm

Location: Shula's studio. Later in the semester, some rehearsals may be moved to a larger venue in the NE quadrant of Seattle.


Rehearse 2pm for 4pm performance at Christ Episcopal Church, 4548 Brooklyn Ave NE

Stay for tea & cookies!


$270, or $243 with early discount if paid by August 20

Pay by check: to SHAK, PO Box 27472, Seattle 98165

Pay online: see below


Winter-Spring 2020 semester: Music of the Gaelic Lands

Saturday rehearsals:

3 times per month, January 11 through April 25

Performance TBA soon

Watch this space for schedule details!

Registration form

Know before you enroll:

EMYA continuing members, you are welcome to skip this form!

There are just two steps to enrollment:

1. See below to pay your tuition fee online or (better!) by check.

2. Confirm your rehearsal attendance schedule with Shula by email.


New members? Stay tuned to enroll later this autumn to join us in January!



We will confirm your submission of this form within three business days of receipt. If you don't hear back in that time, please contact Shula

REMEMBER: Your registration is not complete until we receive your payment. The link to pay by credit card is below, or you may mail your check to SHAK, PO Box 27472, Seattle WA 98165.

Click here to request financial aid.

Thank you!

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