News & Media

Q&A with Wilfred Farquharson, viola

February 17, 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 ...

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 ...

Applications Still Accepted

February 8, 2017

Applications are still being accepted for our 2017 summer program. In no time at all, more than 250 students from around the globe will be selected to participate in our 53rd season. We have assembled a tremendous roster of artist faculty and guest quartets for our upcoming season. Very soon we’ll find ourselves immersed in world-class music, shared a ...

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 ...

Cara Sullivan Joins the Festival as Operations Associate

January 30, 2017

The Festival is pleased to announce that Cara Sullivan has been hired as Operations Associate. Sullivan joins the Festival from a diverse background in public affairs and community outreach. "This is a wonderful opportunity," Cara says. "I am beyond excited to work with these amazing people to create such a spectacular festival." Sullivan will be instrume ...

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 ...

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

January 15, 2017

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 is reflected in our Young Artist and Festival Insights series, which provide free performances and educational programs throughout southern Midcoast Maine. “We strive to make attending a concert as simple as picking a seat,” ...

It’s Time to Apply!

January 6, 2017

Now is the time to apply our celebrated Summer Study program! If you are a highly motivated performer aspiring to extraordinary musical experiences, then the nurturing, immersive, and collegial atmosphere of the Bowdoin Festival is for you. We are currently accepting applications to our Instrumental, Composition, and Fellowship Programs. It’s easy to app ...

Summer Positions Available

January 5, 2017

Would you like to spend your summer in beautiful coastal Maine, in the company of some of the world's finest musicians? We have positions available for this summer in our music office, box office, on our stage crew, and in residential life. Each summer approximately twenty five college and graduate school aged musicians and administrators come together in a ...

Collaborative Piano Fellowships

January 5, 2017

BACK THIS YEAR! Collaborative Piano Fellowships, a six-week program of intensive study and professional experience in instrumental partnership. Collaborative Piano Fellows will receive full tuition scholarships, plus housing and a meal stipend. This six-week program offers weekly collaborative piano lessons with instrumental partners, and generous opportuni ...