Program Overview: every summer, the Festival’s instrumental program provides an intensive and in-depth exploration of chamber and solo music for 250 students. The summer institute offers lessons, studio classes, coachings with Festival faculty, and ample performance opportunities. Festival students are defined by their dedication, creativity, curiosity, and passion for excellence in music. A summer at the Festival brings together students with like-minded peers while offering opportunities and resources to realize these passions, bring joy through music to the lives of others, and prepare for meaningful lives in the arts. Festival alumni are represented in major orchestras, renowned ensembles, and conservatories worldwide. Notable alumni include Emanuel Ax, Derek Bermel, Ray Chen, Jennifer Koh, Anne Akiko Meyers, Paul Neubauer, James Austin Smith, Alisa Weilerstein and many others. Alumni are also represented in chamber ensembles such as the Parker, Dover, Navarra, Pacifica, and Escher String Quartets, Horszowski Trio, and Manhattan Chamber Players.
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Instrument Note: wind players (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn) are accepted in our Fellowship Program.