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Strings, Winds, Brass, Harp & Percussion

Advanced training & mentorship both on-and off-stage

Ready for a life-changing summer?

The Summer Festival is uniquely curated to the success of each fellow. Our goal is to get you on stage as much as possible plus provide you with all the tools and inspiration you need off-stage to help you realize your goals and leave here an even better musician and more empowered and equipped to make a positive impact in classical music and beyond.

Be immersed doing what you love in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, surrounded by an enthusiastic and caring community committed to your success.

Training & Performance Opportunities

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Orchestral Performances

Notable conductors lead the Academy Festival Orchestra in a series of concerts for appreciative audiences.

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Lessons & Masterclasses

Work with the best in the industry in private lessons, public masterclasses, and side-by-side in concert.


Chamber Music Programs

Opportunities include the String Quartet Seminar, Faculty and Fellow side-by-side, and Fellow Chamber Music Intensive

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string leadership

String Leadership Program

Glenn Dicterow guides select violinists in concertmaster excerpts and fundamentals

Guest Composers

Perform commissioned works by exciting composers including Jessie Montgomery, Christopher Cerrone, Anthony Cheung, Derek Bermel and others.

Orchestra Partnership

10-12 fellows are selected annually to participate in a residency with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Chamber Orchestra

Work with Anthony Parnther in a special chamber program.

Opera Performances

Play in a fully-staged opera production of La bohème conducted by Met Opera's Daniela Candillari.

Duo Competition

Winners each receive $5,000 and have a work commissioned on their behalf to premiere in recital

Community Engagement

Each fellow is matched with community members for social events and more

Wellness Program

Resources include exercise, yoga, counseling, and performance medicine

Innovation Institute

Offering seminars & entrepreneurial competitions

Alumni Enterprise Awards

Providing robust funding for bold and diverse initiatives

2023 Instrumental Application & Audition Information

For admissions inquiries, please email

The 2023 application season is now closed

February 1, 2023

Audition process: Instrumental auditions are by video-upload within the online application. Visit the Application Link for detailed audition repertoire requirements by studio.

 The Music Academy requires all administration, faculty, fellows, and other constituents on campus to provide proof of COVID vaccination.

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