News & Media

Thank you for joining us online

August 10, 2020

Dear Friends, Thank you for joining us online this season. We missed seeing you in person, but we are grateful that we were still able to be with each other as a virtual community because music is better together. Many members of our Festival community made this online season possible, and we extend our deep appreciation to: our dedicated facul ...

Welcome to our 2020 Season

June 29, 2020

Festival Artistic Directors David Ying and Phillip Ying welcome students, faculty, and friends to our 2020 online season.

Festival Announces Online Season

June 18, 2020

Brunswick, Maine—After making the difficult decision to cancel in-person activities this summer, the Bowdoin International Music Festival is pleased to announce a full calendar of online events during its six-week season, which runs June 29 - August 7. The season will feature a variety of opportunities to engage with the Festival from home, including rebro ...

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 July 15, 2020. Please view the request for proposal package for project details and submission guidelines. PROJECT OVERVIEW Eligibility Maine artist or artist with signif ...

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 ...