News & Media

Festival Presents Ying & Balourdet Quartets at Nomad

April 5, 2023

BRUNSWICK, ME —  On May 1, the Bowdoin International Music Festival will present a special spring concert at Nomad Pizza featuring two fantastic string quartets — the world-renowned Ying Quartet and the rising Balourdet Quartet. The two quartets will team up for a performance of Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet. The Ying Quartet is an ensemble-in-residence ...

Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Taylor

February 27, 2023

Composition Fellow alum Tyler Taylor '21 has an exciting month ahead. The Louisville native is currently a full-time resident composer at the Louisville Orchestra as part of their Creators Corps Residency Program. In this role, he writes music for the orchestra and works closely with community organizations, schools, and programs in Louisville. Taylor's l ...

Community Spotlight: Susan Chadima

January 19, 2023

For the past 15 years, Festival Trustee Susan Chadima has made regular trips to Afghanistan as a volunteer veterinarian. While in Kabul, she has treated countless animals, trained veterinarians, and experienced Afghan music in the concert hall and on the golf course.

Priority Deadline: January 16

January 10, 2023

Apply  |  Admissions |  Faculty The priority deadline for the Festival's 2023 Music Institute is Monday, January 16 at 11:59 PM. What does priority deadline mean? Applications will remain open for our Instrumental, Composition, Wind Fellowship, and Collaborative Piano programs until all studios are filled, although application fees increase. If a ...

Imani Winds

A New Year of Music

January 1, 2023

Announcing the 2023 Ensemble Series From all of us at the Festival, Happy New Year! We can't wait to share another season of chamber music with you in 2023. Save the Dates of June 26 – August 4.  Stay informed of Festival news and announcements by joining our email list. Imani Winds Monday, June 26 at 7:30 PM Imani Winds has led both a revolut ...

String Quartet Fellowship Featurette

December 16, 2022

Applications are open for the Festival's String Quartet Fellowship, an opportunity for emerging pre-formed string quartets to have a fully-funded immersive summer experience together. The program is geared to accomplished players with multiple years playing and growing as an ensemble. String Quartet Fellows will work closely with Artistic Directors David Yin ...

David Ying on Maine Public Classical

November 16, 2022

Festival Artistic Director David Ying speaks with Maine Public's Director of Classical Music, Aaron Engebreth, about life as a cellist and co-directing the Bowdoin International Music Festival.  

Applications Open for 2023 Music Institute!

November 10, 2022

Applications are now open for the Bowdoin International Music Festival’s summer institute, which will be in session June 24 – August 5, 2023. Each year, the Festival welcomes more than 250 students to Brunswick, Maine from around the globe to participate in an intensive exploration of chamber and solo music with 80 faculty and guest artists hailing from ...

Harpist June Han

Celebrating June Han

September 20, 2022

Harp faculty June Han has made the trip to Maine each summer to teach and perform at the Bowdoin International Music Festival for more than 25 years. She is an integral part of the Festival community and exemplifies the exquisite artistry and caring mentorship at the heart of what we do.

Trustee News

September 19, 2022

New Officers The Festival is pleased to announce our new slate of officers: Lorna Flynn, Chair Susan Chadima, Vice Chair Charles Johnson, Treasurer Doug Collins, Secretary We also thank our previous officers, Elliot Rosen (6 years as chair), Robert Briselli, and Kent Mitchell, for their dedicated service. Elliot, Bob, and Kent remain members of the boa ...