News & Media

Grace Bell Named Director of Admissions & Operations

October 1, 2018

The Festival is happy to announce that Grace Bell has been named Director of Admissions & Operations. Bell, who has been with the Festival for the past year as Development Associate, said "I’m honored to serve as the Director of Admissions and Operations at such an exceptional music festival.” Grace Bell, a native of Blue Hill, Maine, grew up atte ...

Casey Oakes Appointed Director of Development & Communications

September 26, 2018

The Festival is pleased to announce the appointment of Casey Oakes as Director of Development & Communications. Oakes has been with the Festival for the past three years, most recently in the role of Director of Marketing & Communications. “I am thrilled to continue my work with the Bowdoin International Music Festival in this new position,” Oake ...

Application Coming Soon

September 9, 2018

The Bowdoin International Music Festival is one of the world’s premiere music institutes. The students at the Festival are defined by their dedication, creativity, curiosity, and passion for excellence in music. Applications will soon be accepted for our 2019 summer programs. In no time at all, more than 250 students from around the globe will be selected ...

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

September 8, 2018

Music is for everyone. One of our goals at the Festival is to bring music into the lives of as many individuals as possible. This mission is reflected in our summer study program. We strive to help the best students and faculty benefit from our programs without regard to financial need. More than 70% of our participants receive some form of financial aid ...

Audience Survey

August 6, 2018

The 2018 Audience Survey is ready for YOU! We want to hear about your experience at the Festival this summer. Please consider taking our quick survey so we can learn about your favorite parts of the Festival and find new ways to improve in 2019. (Begin Survey)

An Unforgettable Summer

August 6, 2018

We extend our gratitude to you: faculty, students, patrons, and community partners, for making the 2018 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 30,000 filled halls, museums, classrooms, breweries, churches, libraries, care ...

10 Ways to Experience the Festival for FREE!

May 30, 2018

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 Rising Tide Brewing, Portland Museum of Art, Flight Deck Brewing, Piper Shores, and the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine. Finally, join Brunswick Community Night at H ...

Live Streaming Returns

May 20, 2018

In 2017, its inaugural year, live streaming reached over 10,000 viewers from 113 countries. This summer the Festival continues 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 ...

The 2018 Subscription Series

May 8, 2018

Concerts feature world-class musicians in intimate settings. If you would like to order tickets, please contact the Box Office at 207-373-1400. June 25: Escher String Quartet The summer opens with the Escher String Quartet’s Festival début. They begin with the only complete movement of Schubert’s mysteriously unfinished twelfth string quartet before ...

Introducing the 2018 Concert Season

April 19, 2018

Sundays will present two matinee concerts in Studzinski Recital Hall featuring exceptional guest artists. Sō Percussion will bring their perspective with multi-genre original productions and sensational interpretations of modern classics, while Peter Serkin, one of the most accomplished pianists alive today, presents Mozart and Schumann. Mondays will fea ...