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.

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 […]

Meet the 2015 Viola Fellows

Please join us in welcoming the 2015 Kaplan Fellows in viola! The six-week positions have been awarded to Emily Brandenburg and Camille Ripple. Our audiences will remember Emily Brandenburg from the 2014 festival. Ms. Brandenburg is currently pursuing a M.M. degree at New England Conservatory, studying with Martha Katz. She holds a B.M. from the […]

Meet the 2015 Cello Fellows

Please join us in welcoming the 2015 Kaplan Fellows in cello! The six-week positions have been awarded to Jamie Clark, MinJi Kim, and Kenny Lee. Jamie Clark is a first year DMA candidate at the New England Conservatory where she studies with Paul Katz. Ms. Clark was the 2011 winner of the Boulder Philharmonic Concerto Competition. […]

Still time to apply!

The initial deadline may have passed, but you can still apply to our Summer Study program! We are accepting applications to all studios in the Instrumental Program and the Composition Program, and will continue to accept applications until all studios are full. Your application will receive full consideration and we will send notifications starting in […]

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