News & Media

Live Streaming

March 15, 2019

This summer the Festival will continue 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 into the teaching and learning process that goes into creating music, on any internet-c ...

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 ...

2020 Admissions Tour

October 29, 2018

We are going on tour! Join Festival staff and alumni at conservatories across the country to learn more about the Festival's programs. Stop by to get a brochure and chat about all of the opportunities that Bowdoin offers. Please contact Grace Bell at grace@bowdoinfestival.org with any questions. New England Conservatory Nov 4, 11AM- 2PM, Dining Common ...

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 ...

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 ...

Special Winter Concert with the Ying Quartet

November 30, 2017

The Festival is pleased to present the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet on February 12, 2018 in Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. Artistic Directors David Ying and Phillip Ying bring their Quartet to Brunswick for a special concert in partnership with Bowdoin College. The program begins with Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 74, composed amid ...