Mornings are typically set aside for individual lessons and practice. Masterclasses and studio classes may also be scheduled during this time.


Chamber group coachings are scheduled for weekday afternoons. This is a good time for chamber groups to schedule rehearsals. Masterclasses, studio classes, Artist of Tomorrow concerts, and Community Concerts may also be scheduled during this time.

Late Afternoons

In the late afternoon, many participants take advantage of the library, music library, and athletic facilities on the Bowdoin campus. Masterclasses, studio classes, Festival Insights, Young Artist Concerts and Community Concerts, and residential life activities may also be scheduled during this time.


Young Artist concerts are held several times each week in state-of-the-art Studzinski Recital Hall, with most participants performing at least once. Three artist concert series are held weekly: Monday Showcase and Festival Wednesdays in Studzinski Recital Hall, and Festival Fridays at Crooker Theater and Studzinski Recital Hall.


On weekends and occasional afternoons, the residence life and activities staff organizes non-musical activities such as outings to area beaches, state parks, movies, and shopping (L.L. Bean etc.). On campus activities include ice-cream socials, movie nights, frisbee, and soccer games. Masterclasses, Young Artist Concerts, and Festival Insights may also be scheduled on weekends. The Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music is held on the Festival’s last full weekend.


Meals are held in Thorne Dining Hall:Monday – Saturday: breakfast, 7:00-8:30; lunch, 11:30-1:30; dinner, 5:00-6:45. Sunday: brunch 10:30-12:30; dinner, 5:00-6:45. See the daily dining menu.

Participants who are not on the meal plan may pay cash to eat a meal in the dining hall. There are also many local restaurants and a supermarket within walking distance of campus.

For participants with dietary restrictions, please indicate as such on the digital enrollment forms.