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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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Orchestra & Opera

Perform in four orchestra concerts + a chamber orchestra or fully-staged opera

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Receive weekly, private lessons with our word-class Teaching Artists. Fellows are assigned to Teaching Artists by rotation in studios that have multiple instructors.

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Masterclasses & Studio Classes

One of the hallmarks of the Academy. Perform in at least one public masterclass + participate in private studio classes curated by the teaching artists.

string leadership

String Leadership Program

Glenn Dicterow guides select violinists in concertmaster excerpts and fundamentals

Guest Composers

Perform commissioned works by exciting composers


Chamber Music Programs

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

Wellness Program

Resources include exercise, yoga, counseling, and performance medicine

Community Engagement

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

Duo Competition

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

Innovation Institute

Offering seminars & entrepreneurial competitions

Alumni Enterprise Awards

Providing robust funding for bold and diverse initiatives

2024 Instrumental Application & Audition Information

February 1, 2024 currently accepting late applications

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

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