News & Media

Q&A with Taylor Shea, viola

February 10, 2017

This past summer the Bowdoin International Music Festival welcomed 255 student participants from 27 countries and 30 states, including 17 remarkable Festival Fellows. Sixty-five percent of these participants received scholarship funds from the Festival. In celebration of an incredible 2016 season and in anticipation of an even better 2017 season, we’ve r ...

Summer Housing Needed

January 31, 2017

Every year hundreds of world class musicians gather in Brunswick, Maine for the Bowdoin International Music Festival. During the Festival nearly 100 concerts are presented, a six-week music institute is in session, and there is a massive burst of energy all throughout town. “This is the Festival’s 53rd consecutive season, and we anticipate more talented ...

Q&A with Haley Gillia, violin

January 26, 2017

This past summer the Bowdoin International Music Festival welcomed 255 student participants from 27 countries and 30 states, including 17 remarkable Festival Fellows. Sixty-five percent of these participants received scholarship funds from the Festival. In celebration of an incredible 2016 season and in anticipation of an even better 2017 season, we’ve re ...

Announcing Daniel Nitsch as Executive Director

November 17, 2016

The Festival has announced the appointment of Daniel Nitsch as Executive Director. Nitsch joined the Festival staff in 2015 as Director of Admissions and Operations and served as Acting Executive Director for the 2016 summer season. He has proven himself a very strong leader and highly collaborative team member. Together with the staff and faculty, he creat ...

Q&A with Sarah Velasco, violin

September 9, 2016

This past summer the Bowdoin International Music Festival welcomed 255 student participants from 27 countries and 30 states, including 17 remarkable Festival Fellows. Sixty-five percent of these participants received scholarship funds from the Festival. In celebration of an incredible 2016 season and in anticipation of an even better 2017 season, we’ve re ...

Q&A with Holly Workman, violin

August 31, 2016

This past summer the Bowdoin International Music Festival welcomed 255 student participants from 27 countries and 30 states, including 17 remarkable Festival Fellows. Sixty-five percent of these participants received scholarship funds from the Festival. In celebration of an incredible 2016 season and in anticipation of an even better 2017 season, we’ve re ...

In Memoriam: Maryan Chapin

July 12, 2016

CHAPIN, Maryan Fox of Georgetown, Maine formerly of Cambridge, Massachusetts, died peacefully on July 6, 2016 at the age of 83; she was surrounded by her family. Maryan Chapin, daughter of Louis Rodman and Mary Catherine Cannon Fox was born in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1933. She attended the Westover School and graduated from Vassar College in 1954. She marrie ...

Q&A with Jason Friedman, horn

June 23, 2016

In 2014, in honor of our 50th anniversary, the Bowdoin International Music Festival created the Kaplan Fellowship Program to offer tuition free opportunities for advanced musicians at the beginning of significant careers in music. Now in its third year, the program is a unique offering geared to mature, accomplished players. Kaplan Fellows perform with artis ...

Q&A with John Petrey, viola

May 23, 2016

In 2014, in honor of our 50th anniversary, the Bowdoin International Music Festival created the Kaplan Fellowship Program to offer tuition free opportunities for advanced musicians at the beginning of significant careers in music. Now in its third year, the program is a unique offering geared to mature, accomplished players. Kaplan Fellows perform with artis ...

Q&A with Amalia Rinehart, piano

May 18, 2016

In 2014, in honor of our 50th anniversary, the Bowdoin International Music Festival created the Kaplan Fellowship Program to offer tuition free opportunities for advanced musicians at the beginning of significant careers in music. Now in its third year, the program is a unique offering geared to mature, accomplished players. Kaplan Fellows perform with artis ...