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Message From the Director

Message From the Director

Barry Shiffman, Director
The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists is Canada’s premiere training program for gifted classical musicians. For over three decades, The Taylor Academy has been nurturing young talented musicians through an intense curriculum, expert teaching, and community building. With our outstanding faculty, internationally acclaimed guest artists, and stunning facilities, The Taylor Academy will challenge and refine young musicians, all within a community of like-minded performers.

Your sense of becoming a complete musician will deepen profoundly within our comprehensive program, while you enjoy many opportunities to perform solo, chamber, and orchestral music.

Having been a Taylor Academy student myself (then known as the Special Program), I know first hand what an important role the program played in my development. It was at The Taylor Academy that I was introduced to chamber music and it was The Taylor Academy that gave me the tools in musicianship that laid the important foundation for all of my advanced music studies. Most importantly, The Taylor Academy led to friendships with other young musicians that continue to this day.

If you are serious about classical music, I invite you to audition for The Taylor Academy and look forward to welcoming you into our special program.

Barry Shiffman
Director, The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists