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Summer Music Festivals

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**American Institute of Musical Studies - AIMS, Graz, Austria
Click here for website in German 
The longest running summer music institute of its kind in Europe. (since 1969)
For: serious college singers up to semi-professional and young professional singer level. German Lieder, Opera, voice lessons, coachings, German language- grammar and diction study, diction for all singing languages.
Addidtionally, For: pianists and orchestral musicians. piano: lessons, coachings, collaborative studies. Orchestra: 75 piece full symphony orchestra, performing 4 to 5 concerts. All instruments wanted. Advanced players. Contact  Andrea Huber, Artistic Director
[Dr. Thomas King, of APSU, was the Artistic Director from 2003-2010 and is now emeritus director and on the board of directors.]

Aspen Music Festival, CO 

Instrumental/Orchestral, Opera, Solo Piano, Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Composition, Contemporary Ensemble, Advanced Quartet Studies, Classical Guitar, Audio Recording

The Atlantic Music Festival, NY
Composition, Conducting, Instrumental (for Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and Harp), Opera, Piano, Strings

Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada
Master Classes - Strings, Woodwinds, Piano
Pre-formed Ensembles - Chamber Music (Strings, Woodwinds, Piano), Brass Ensemble
Collaborative Piano Internship
Banff Festival Orchestra

**BASOTI Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute, CA
For gifted singers (ages 20 and up, pre-professional) Contact Sylvia Anderson, Founder & Artistic Director, California coaching, Alexander Technique, Italian, German and French diction, master classes, opera and scene preparation

Berkshire Choral Festival, MA
Choir 

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, MI
Band, Choir, Orchestra, Piano, Composition, Harp, Jazz, Suzuki, Chamber Music, Falcone Euphonium & Tuba Festival

Bowdoin International Music Festival, ME
Piano, Strings, Harp, Guitar, Woodwinds, Percussion, Chamber Music, Composition 

Brevard Music Festival, NC
Piano, Orchestral Studies, Saxophone, Composition, Opera 

California Summer Music, CA
Piano, Strings, Composition, Chamber Music

Chautauqua Institution, NY
Orchestra, Piano, Chamber Music, Voice, Opera,   Conducting, Composition

**Crittenden Opera Studio, New Jersey
Excellent coachings, diction, vocal-acting interpretation. Contact Richard Crittenden, Director.

Domaine Forget, Quebec
Chamber Music, Brass, Voice, Woodwinds, Guitar, Dance, Strings, New Music, Choir, Jazz, Soundtrack Composition, Jazz Singing

Eastern Music Festival, NC
Orchestra, Piano, Chamber Music, Master Classes 

Festival 500: Sharing the Voices, Newfoundland
Choral Festival, Choral Institute, Small Vocal Ensemble Program, 
Master Classes - Vocal, Conducting 

**Franz-Schubert-Institut Baden bei Wien, Austria
Poetry and Performance of the German Lied. Very intensive study of German Lieder, for serious students, coachings, German language, etc.

Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, VT
Piano, Strings, Chamber Music, Master Classes 

Heifetz International Music Institute, MD
Strings (violin, viola, cello), Lessons, Chamber Music

Kent Blossom Music Festival, OH
Chamber Music, Orchestral Studies, Master Classes (Strings, Woodwinds/Horn, Piano) 

Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, ME
Chamber Music - Piano and Strings

**Land of Enchantment Opera Institute, NM
Opera scenes, coachings, etc. Contact Peter Strummer.

**Lied Austria InternationalGraz and Leibnitz, Austria
Smaller program, lots of individual attention, German Lieder, vocal technique and essential inner strategy. Contact Tracy Brighty, Director.

Mannes Summer Programs, NY
The Beethoven Institute (Piano, Strings)
IFCP - Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance
New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes
IKI - International Keyboard Institute and Festival

Marrowstone Music Festival, WA
Orchestra, Chamber Music, Master Classes, Piano

Meadowmount, NY
Strings (violin, viola, cello), Piano, Chamber Music, Master Classes 

Middlebury College German for Singers and Vocal Coaches, VT
Very intensive, pledge to speak only German during the course, German Lied, opera workshop, German cultural history, master classes. Contact Bettina Matthias, Director.

National Orchestral Institute, MD
Orchestra (String, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Harp), Chamber Music

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, CT
Chamber Music: Strings, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass; Preformed groups: Piano Trio, String Quartet, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Quintet
New Music Workshop - Composers and Instrumentalists
Chamber Choir and Choral Conducting - Advanced Singers and Choral Conductors

Opera on the Avalon, Newfoundland
Opera, Collaborative Piano 

**Opera Training Institute of Chicago (OpTIC), IL
Voice lessons, coachings, master classes, German for Singers, staged opera scenes. Contact Artistic Director, William Watson.

Orford Arts Centre, Quebec
Academy Orchestra, String Quartet, Viola Institute, Woodwind Octet, Brass Ensembles, Piano, Collaboraive Piano, Voice, Percussion Workshop, Baroque Vocal Workshop

Pine Mountain Music Festival, MI
Resident Opera Artist Program, Resident Chamber Musician Program (select years) 

Rocky Ridge Music Center, CO
Orchestra, Piano, Composition, Voice, Early Music

Sarasota Music Festival, FL
Chamber Music (Strings, Woodwinds, Horn), Orchestra, Master Classes, Piano

Sewanee Summer Music Festival, TN
Orchestra, Chamber Music, Master Classes 

St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar at Stanford, CA
Chamber Music, Piano, Strings 

Summer Brass Institute and Festival, CA
Brass, Ensembles, Master Classes 

Taos School of Music, NM
Chamber Music, Strings (violin, viola, cello), Piano 

**Tyrolean Opera Program (TOP), Austria
Smaller program, lots of individual attention and opportunities to perform, ages 20- 30. Contact Elizabeth Bachman, Artistic Director.

Wintergreen Summer Music Academy, VA
Strings (violin, viola, cello), Woodwinds, Horn, Chamber Music, Master Classes

**V.O.I.C.EXPERIENCE, GA, NY, IL, FL
For singers of all levels - college age to professional. Sherrill Milnes (MET leading baritone, world famous), Artistic Director.

Yellow Barn, VT
Chamber Music, Strings, Woodwinds, Piano, Composition 


Free (Full-Scholarship) Music Festivals


Colorado College Summer Music Festival
Orchestra, Chamber Music, Piano, Master Classes

Hot Springs Music Festival, AR
Orchestra, Chamber Music, Vocal, Choral, Chamber Opera, Piano, Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Recording Engineering 

Manchester Music Festival, VT
Chamber Music, Strings (violin, viola, cello), Piano 

Music Academy of the West, CA
Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Harp, Solo Piano, Collaborative Piano, Voice, Vocal Piano, Orchestra, Chamber Music

National Repertory Orchestra, CO
Orchestra - Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Harp, Piano; Chamber Music, Master Classes 

Round Top International Festival-Institute, TX
Orchestra - Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Harp, Piano; Chamber Music, Master Classes  

Tanglewood Music Center, MA
Instrumental and Orchestral Studies - Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Harp
Vocal Arts, Conducting, Composition, Collaborative Piano (Vocal and Instrumental), Chamber Music, Audio Engineering

**Dr. Thomas King has sent students there and/or taught there himself and/or knows the faculty very well.