Cooper-Sawyer Resident Young Artist Program

Pacific MusicWorks is excited to announce its Resident Young Artist Program. To encourage and facilitate the professional development of emerging artists, PMW has created this annual residency program. Selected artists receive training and performance opportunities alongside PMW’s internationally established artists as well as musical and career guidance from staff and administration. 

We are pleased to welcome Tess Roberts, viola da gamba player and ethnomusicologist, as PMW’s inaugural Resident Young Artist. 

Stay tuned for more information on auditions for the 2024-2025 RYAP.

*This program is made possible by the generous support of the Cooper and Sawyer families

2023 – 2024 Resident Young Artist: Tess Roberts

Emerging viola da gamba player Tess Roberts has been exploring the world of early music through the viol since age 11. Recent performances include appearances with Tekla Cunningham for Heinrich Biber’s ‘Glorious Mystery Sonatas’, the University of Washington Baroque Ensemble, Seattle’s Medieval Women’s Choir, and guest appearances with Seattle Historical Arts for Kids.

Tess has also enjoyed teaching opportunities at Seattle Historical Arts for Kids, UC Davis, the University of Washington, and has recently opened a private viola da gamba studio in Seattle. She is currently studying with Caroline Nicolas after graduating from the studios of Lee Innman and Shulamit Klinerman. She leads casual play-in and coaching sessions of historical music and performance practices for the local viol community. She hopes to broaden her teaching to early childhood music education with a global music focus, by studying Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington as she prepares for graduate studies in Gamba performance in Europe.

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