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Instrumental Program

Festival students are defined by their dedication, creativity, curiosity, and passion for excellence in music.

Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program is a fully-funded opportunity for the most advanced musicians.

Composition Program

Composition alumni are represented throughout the world and include Sebastian Currier, Vivian Fung, & Sean Friar.

World-Class Study

The Bowdoin International Music Festival is one of the world’s premiere music institutes, providing an intensive and in-depth exploration of chamber and solo music. Every summer, 250 students make life-long connections with peers, enhance musicianship through study and performance, and engage with world-renowned faculty.

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Student Life

There is no place like Maine in the summer. From the iconic lighthouses nestled into rocky coves, to Portland’s cobblestone streets, Maine offers myriad experiences for our students and faculty. While studying at the Festival, you can visit world-renowned art museums, experience Broadway level productions at Maine State Music Theatre, and enjoy the tastes of fresh seafood at famous lobster shacks along the coast.

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