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 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.

Harp Student Wins Competition

Congratulations to Bowdoin International Music Festival harp student Yun Chai Lee, who won First Prize in the Advanced Division of the 26th Nippon Harp Competition in Soka, Japan in November. Don’t miss the opportunity to study this summer with Yale and Columbia University faculty member June Han. The application deadline for applying to the 2015 harp […]

Welcome to our new site!

Welcome to the new Bowdoin International Music Festival website! The home page puts you right in the audience of our incredible Studzinski Hall as you are drawn into yet another electrifying performance. Making music the centerpiece of all that we do remains our highest goal, and at the Bowdoin Festival, music comes alive when it […]

Kaplan Fellowships

In 2014, the Bowdoin International Music Festival trustees established the Kaplan Fellowship Program in honor of founding director Lewis Kaplan. The first year was a smashing success, with 23 fellows in strings, piano, and woodwinds. A composition fellow will be added for the 2015 season. Now in its second year, our Kaplan Fellowship Program is […]

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