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 occasional short-term introductory or intermediate music workshops for instrumental music students.

Older, experienced instrumentalists have the opportunity to serve by invitation as apprentice musicians in many of our theatrical and vocal projects.

Our next performance

Nov 23: Early Music Youth Academy presents: The World of Salamone Rossi


News from the Early Music Youth Academy

Autumn 2019: SHAK seeks special guest vocal soloists!

The Early Music Youth Academy seeks vocal soloists for its autumn program, The Life and Times of Salamone Rossi. If you're a teen singer taking classical voice lessons and you might like to sing some gorgeous music from 17th-century Italy in Italian and Hebrew, please visit our Enrollment page to learn more. There is no tuition fee for guest soloists.

Winter/spring 2020: EMYA will be accepting NEW players! 

This will be the first time in two years that the Early Music Youth Academy is accepted new players. 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 at least 2-3 years, usually more, and are usually age 11 through teen.)

See photos and videos from past seasons in our Gallery.

Photo top: Don Roberts. Feet: Carmen Mettler.
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Seattle Historical Arts for Kids is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike. Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.