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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 ...

New Fellowship for String Quartet

January 4, 2017

In anticipation of our 2017 Season, we will offer a new String Quartet Fellowship for pre-formed string quartets. “There are more string quartets forming now than at any other time in history, and there is more music written for the string quartet than any other ensemble,” according to Artistic Director David Ying, who adds, “I recently read that this ...

Fellowship Deadline Approaching

January 4, 2017

Fellows receive full tuition and fee support plus room and a food stipend for six weeks. Eligible instruments are: violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, composition, and preformed string quartet. The application deadline is January 22, 2017. In order to be considered for a Fellowship position, you must apply to the Fellowship ...

New Artist Instructor: Jeffrey Zeigler, cello

January 4, 2017

Jeffrey Zeigler is one of the most versatile cellists of our time. Known for his independent streak, he has commissioned dozens of works, and is admired as a potent collaborator and unique improviser. Described as “fiery”, and a player who performs “with unforced simplicity and beauty of tone” by the New York Times, he has given many notable premiers ...

Returning Artist Instructor: Luke Rinderknecht, percussion

December 28, 2016

Luke Rinderknecht made his debut with The Cleveland Orchestra performing Paul Creston's Marimba Concerto. He has performed orchestral and chamber music on four continents as a member of Metropolis Ensemble, The Knights, and Festival Chamber Music, and as a guest with Alarm Will Sound, the Metropolitan Opera, Buffalo Philharmonic, and the Orchestra of St. Luk ...

New Artist Instructor: Earl Carlyss, violin

December 19, 2016

Mr. Carlyss, who was born in Chicago, began violin studies at the age of 10 and at 12 won a grant for his music studies from the Epstein Fine Arts Fund, administered by the Boys’ Club of America. Between 1955 and 1957 he attended the Paris Conservatoire, studying violin with Roland Charmy and chamber music with Jacques Février. Returning to the United ...

Returning Artist Instructor: Sergiu Schwartz, violin

December 15, 2016

Sergiu Schwartz’s international concert appearances have taken him to major music centers on four continents, including twenty European countries, Israel, Asia, Canada, and over forty U. S. states, as soloist with orchestras, in recitals and chamber music concerts. “Following in the footsteps of his fellow countrymen Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, ...