News & Media

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 ...

Faculty Concert July 1, 2022

Concert Reviews in The Strad

September 14, 2022

Bruce Hodges and Leah Hollingsworth, reviewers for The Strad magazine, tuned in to four Festival events during our 2022 season. They praise our faculty for their "remarkable," "compelling," "magnificent," and "impressive" performances. Check out the October 2022 issue of The Strad, or read the reviews online below. Concert Review: Bowdoin International M ...

Season Memories — Photo Slideshow

August 12, 2022

We are grateful for this past season shared with you, filled with transformative musical moments and wonderful connections among our supportive community. This summer will stand out in our hearts and minds as the time when audiences and artists reunited for the irreplaceable experience of in-person music-making.We hope you enjoy this slideshow of memories fr ...