Bowdoin International Music Festival

Founded in 1964, the Bowdoin International Music Festival engages exceptional students and enthusiastic audiences through world-class education and performances. After a competitive admissions process, 250 students are invited to attend the Festival and study with distinguished faculty and guest artists. Audiences are invited to memorable performances by these artists and over 90 other free events such as student performances, lectures, masterclasses, community concerts, family events, and more. The Festival is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Mission

The mission of the Bowdoin International Music Festival is to provide gifted young musicians from around the globe with an opportunity to study with world-class artists and to provide audiences with classical music performed to the highest artistic standards.