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RFP: Festival Seeks Maine Artists

May 20, 2020

The Bowdoin International Music Festival is seeking Maine artists to submit proposals to design and create a new Festival sign at 181 Park Row in Brunswick, Maine. Submissions due June 15, 2020. Please view the request for proposal package for project details and submission guidelines. PROJECT OVERVIEW Eligibility Maine artist or artist with signi ...

Festival COVID-19 Update

March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020 Dear Friends, Like virtually all arts organizations the Festival is closely monitoring the COVID-19 updates and guidance. Our first priority is always to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, audience members, and staff. Our year-round staff is safe and we have unambiguous and firm guidance that health and safety comes first. B ...

Festival Purchases Historic Park Row Building

March 10, 2020

Brunswick, Maine — The Bowdoin International Music Festival announces its purchase of historic 181 Park Row in downtown Brunswick. The Festival administrative offices have been headquartered on the second floor of this location since 2007. Until a recent move to Cumberland, Norton Insurance (now HUB) occupied the first floor of the building. “It was ...

Alumni Spotlight: Cort Roberts ’19

January 13, 2020

Cort Roberts, 2019 horn fellow, joined The Brass Project last May. The ensemble is dedicated to commissioning and expanding brass chamber music beyond the standard quintet instrumentation. Since 2016, the group has commissioned nearly 40 new works for bass sextet, including their most recent premiere of Exodus written by Syrian composer Kinan Abou-afach abou ...

An Unforgettable Summer

August 6, 2019

We extend our gratitude to you: faculty, students, patrons, and community partners, for making the 2019 Festival a summer to remember. Your participation has enriched the hearts and minds of thousands of music lovers during the past six weeks. Thank you. Audiences totaling over 18,000 filled halls, museums, classrooms, breweries, churches, libraries, care ...

10 Ways to Experience the Festival for FREE!

June 19, 2019

1. COMMUNITY CONCERTS: As part of the Community Concert Series, students engage with audiences audiences in over 20 venues throughout Maine. Highlights of this year's series include Cellardoor Winery, Portland Museum of Art, Flight Deck Brewing, Piper Shores, and the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine. Finally, join Brunswick Community Night at Had ...

The 2019 Season

March 26, 2019

It is our pleasure to introduce the Bowdoin International Music Festival’s 2019 season. Sundays will present two matinee concerts in Studzinski Recital Hall featuring exceptional guest artists. Imani Winds will present their dynamic playing, culturally relevant programming, and virtuosic collaborations, while Yefim Bronfman, one of the most accomplishe ...

Live Streaming

March 15, 2019

This summer the Festival will continue live streaming performances and events to anyone with an internet connection. Local and global audiences can access exceptional Young Artists Series performances, Subscription Series events, and Masterclasses, a first-hand look into the teaching and learning process that goes into creating music, on any internet-c ...

Fellowship for String Quartet

October 30, 2018

The Festival is pleased to offer a String Quartet Fellowship for pre-formed string quartets. “There are more string quartets forming now than at any other time in history, and there is more music written for the string quartet than any other ensemble,” said David Ying, Artistic Director. “I recently read that this isn’t the Golden Age of string quart ...

2020 Admissions Tour

October 29, 2018

We are going on tour! Join Festival staff and alumni at conservatories across the country to learn more about the Festival's programs. Stop by to get a brochure and chat about all of the opportunities that Bowdoin offers. Please contact Grace Bell at grace@bowdoinfestival.org with any questions. New England Conservatory Nov 4, 11AM- 2PM, Dining Common ...