Instrumental Program Applications still accepted.
(violin, viola, cello, piano, double bass, harp, percussion, and collaborative piano)
Composition Program Applications still accepted.
Kaplan Fellowship Program Still accepting woodwind applications.
(violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, composition, and pre-formed string quartet)
The Bowdoin International Music Festival’s Summer Study program is designed for serious, advanced performers of classical music. Participants should be motivated, disciplined, self-directed, and independent.
Faculty instructors join the festival from top conservatories and major orchestras and performing groups worldwide. Summer study participants work extensively with these recognized artists and instructors. Festival attendance gives participants an unprecedented opportunity to advance their skills through private lessons, master classes, and the practice and performance of chamber music.
Instructors expect participants will commit to intensive individual practice time, attend all master classes, performance opportunities, and all concerts. Instructors believe that all attendees will make significant progress while at the Festival; however each individual’s energy, drive, and self-discipline will determine the level of change. Please note: the language of instruction is English.