Dear MYCO students, teachers, and parents:


We are thrilled to welcome you to the MYCO family as we celebrate our 12th summer workshop! In addition to our usual roster of excellent coaches and artists, including members of the Chanterelle Trio, The Sebastians, the Ciompi Quartet, and our founding director Yoram Youngerman, we also welcome back pianists Keiko Sekino and Teddy Robie, as well as our guest artists, violist Melissa Reardon, cellist Raman Ramakrishnan, and violinist Joseph Lin.

One of the aspects of MYCO that is so special, and which makes the year-round program uniquely excellent in the Triangle, is that all of our coaches and guest artists are professionally active and internationally renowned chamber musicians. They bring their wealth of experience and various areas of expertise to every group and every student that they coach, and this unmatched dynamism ensures that EVERY chamber group at MYCO is truly an intensive and focused learning experience. Even from the very first piece of chamber music that our youngest students are assigned, they are being guided by leaders in the field in the core MYCO values of collaboration, creativity, and excellence—values which are truly at the heart of every professional chamber music ensemble. 

MYCO is a special place, and our alums are truly a testament to this fact. Our students have been prizewinners on the national level at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and have formed their own chamber groups at leading music schools and conservatories such as Juilliard, NEC, CIM, and others. However, the values of chamber music, which are first and foremost about listening (to one’s self and to others), stick with our students in every endeavor they pursue in life. Whether this takes the form of an opportunity to study engineering at Johns Hopkins, or as a Kenan Scholar double-majoring in music and a pre-med track at UNC, the MYCO values of creativity, collaboration, and excellence accompany our students as they branch out from the MYCO family.

We are so glad you are with us this summer, and we look forward to an amazing week together; a time for closer listening, more thoughtful listening, and more passionate listening. It is our goal to send deeper listeners out into the world, and for those listeners to light paths for others which inspire and resound.



Nicholas DiEugenio and Mimi Solomon

MYCO Artistic Directors

JUNE 8-9, 2019

The Summer Workshop will include full days on Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9 with an exciting side-by-side performance opportunities for all students with our faculty of internationally renowned chamber musicians  (Nicholas DiEugenioMelissa ReardonRaman RamakrishnanTeddy RobieKeiko SekinoMimi Solomon) in chamber orchestra repertoire including works by Vivaldi, Phyllis Chen, Saint-Saens and Boccherini.  This side-by-side chamber orchestra project will offer students a rare and special opportunity to learn so much from playing and rehearsing alongside world-class chamber musicians!

MYCO founder Yoram Youngerman directs an intensive chamber music summer workshop for high school/middle school students, as well as a college-level workshop within a supportive, nurturing environment on the beautiful campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.  

Distinguished coaches for the 2019 Workshop include  musicians from the Juilliard String Quartet, Enso Quartet, Horszowski Trio and Ciompi Quartet, as well as faculty from UNC-Chapel Hill, ECU, and UNC-Charlotte.   Click here for further details about the faculty.


High School/Middle School Workshop
This intensive chamber music program is for advanced young string and piano players ages 11-18. There are some limited opportunities for wind players. Students enjoy seven days of teaching by our internationally renowned faculty. Each day includes coachings in small chamber groups and orchestra. Several public performances are presented. Located on the beautiful campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, this summer program offers exceptional students the opportunity to develop their talents while working closely with other committed young musicians.  


College/Conservatory Workshop
In the summer of 2014, we debuted the MYCO College Level Workshop to provide college aged students (all attending music conservatories or majors in music at a university) the opportunity to receive private instruction from high caliber professional musicians, both international and local, and participate in chamber music groups with their peers from across the country.  The college students are integrated into MYCO’s annual summer workshop for local high school students.  In return for reduced tuition, they provide mentorship and guidance, as well as music instruction to the high school students.  This benefits both the college aged and high school students by giving each musician the opportunity to develop their talents while working closely with other committed young musicians.  Several public performances are presented to the community at the end of the workshop.

MYCO’s College Fellowship program offers a full tuition waiver to 4-6 college students. Fellowship students are chosen on the basis of artistic excellence as well as leadership qualities. Fellowship students will receive an opportunity to perform side-by-side with MYCO's artist faculty. They'll also mentor a group of younger chamber music players at the Summer Workshop. If you'd like to be considered, please submit a short essay paragraph describing the leadership and mentorship qualities that you would bring to the role on the college workshop application form. Please also submit a recent video of your playing to