June 27 – August 8, 2015

Each summer, the Bowdoin International Music Festival brings renowned artist instructors, performers, soloists, and gifted pre-professional classical musicians from around the world to beautiful Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine for six weeks of intensive chamber music study, collaboration, and performance.

Musicians from groups such as the Ying and Pacifica Quartets, the New York Philharmonic, and the Houston and Detroit Symphonies, and major conservatories like Juilliard, Eastman, Indiana, Peabody, New England Conservatory, and London’s Royal College collaborate with our summer study participants and present more than 100 concerts and public educational events each season.

New Friends, Timeless Values

In keeping with the season’s theme “Music: The Art of Friendship,” the Festival’s core values – mentorship, inspiration, collegiality, and world-class artistry – will be on display all summer long on the concert stage, in the rehearsal room, in master classes, in the teaching studios, and throughout the community. Along with our wonderful resident artist-faculty , we […]

Marc Evans

Festival Student Wins Composition Competition

We are excited to announce the 2015 Composition Competition Winner! Composer Marc Evans has won the Bowdoin International Music Festival’s eighth annual student composition competition for his work, Romance? for viola and piano. Evans is currently completing his second year in the composition PhD program at UC Santa Barbara, where he is the recipient of […]

Meet the 2015 Woodwind Fellows!

Please join us in welcoming the 2015 Kaplan Fellows in Woodwinds! Six-week positions in chamber music study have been awarded to Beomjae Kim, flute; Kristin Leitterman, oboe; Dillon Meacham, bassoon; Josh Thompson, french horn and Chung Yoo, clarinet. Our audiences will remember flutist Beomjae Kim from the 2013 Festival when he was here as a […]

Frank Huang

Frank Huang Named New York Philharmonic Concertmaster

Congratulations to Festival faculty member Frank Huang, who was named concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic on Wednesday, April 8. Mr. Huang first came to the Bowdoin International Music Festival as the first violinist of the Ying Quartet in 2010. Since his appointment as concertmaster of the Houston Symphony in 2011, Huang has continued to […]

Air Travel With Your Instrument

We are looking forward to seeing you this summer. Here’s some information about bringing your instrument that may be helpful if you are traveling by air. You may bring musical instruments as carry-on or as checked baggage. To help passengers who are traveling with instruments, the TSA has partnered with musical organizations around the country […]

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