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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 ...

Summer Positions Available

October 29, 2018

Would you like to spend your summer in beautiful coastal Maine, in the company of some of the world's finest musicians? We have positions available for this summer in our music office, production crew, and in residential life. Each summer approximately twenty five college and graduate school aged musicians and administrators come together in a lively and cre ...

2019 Admissions Tour

October 29, 2018

We are going on tour! This fall, join Festival staff, alumni, and faculty at 16 conservatories to learn more about the 2019 Festival. If you are an aspiring musician or music-lover, stop by the lobby to chat about the 2019 institute, live streaming service, and other opportunities for a life-changing trip to beautiful Brunswick, Maine. Please contact Grac ...

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

October 23, 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 ...

Applications Now Accepted

October 22, 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 are now accepted for our 2019 summer programs. In no time at all, more than 250 students from around the globe will be selected to p ...

Q&A with Bixby Kennedy, clarinet

October 3, 2018

Bixby Kennedy was a clarinet Fellow at the Festival in 2017. Originally from Maryville, TN, Bixby is a fellow of Ensemble Connect where he performs in Carnegie Hall and Juilliard, is a teaching artist in the public schools, and presents community engagement concerts throughout New York City. The recipient of the Grand Prize in the 2017 Minnesota Orchestra Yo ...

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 ...

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 ...