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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
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
Illinois Chamber Music Festival, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois
for Strings, Piano, Harp and Winds 
Intensive Strings Program of Orvieto Musica, Italy
Orvieto Musica, founded in 1994, is a 3-week intensive chamber music festival in Umbria, limited to a select group of 8 string players, 2 pianists, and 8 singers. The program includes daily coachings, master classes, numerous performances in historic venues, advanced language study, and the opportunity to be immersed in small town Italian culture. 
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 
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
Scotia Festival of Music, Halifax, NS, Canada
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
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 FestivalOrchestra, 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