Type: Intensive vocal study of bel canto style & tradition
through coachings, master classes, voice lessons, 2-3
group recitals, Italian language immersion, tours. Age &
Level: Minimum age of 18; graduate school, post-graduate,
professional singers & coaches; audition required. Site:
Florence, Italy. Dates: 2019 TBD; 2018 June-July.
Bel Canto Institute Youth Division Summer Program
( 30 maximum— 13)
Jane Bakken Klaviter, Founder, Exec. & Art. Dir.
Jane Klaviter, Eva Hess Thaysen, Leonardo De Lisi,
Previous Featured Teachers
PO Box 1489, Highland, NY 12528 (845) 883-9787
Type: Intensive vocal study of bel canto style & tradition
through voice lessons, coachings, master classes, group
recital, Italian language, tours. Age & Level: 15-17; high
school; audition required. Site: Florence, Italy. Dates: 2019
TBD; 2018 June-July.
Berkshire High Peaks Festival ( 50—10)
Yehuda Hanani, Art. Dir.
Pamela Smith Dreyfus, Admissions
Yehuda Hanani, Michael Chertock, Peter Zazofsky,
Bayla Keyes, Michael Strauss, Previous Featured
PO Box 34, Great Barrington, MA 01230 (800) 843-0778
Type: Intensive seminar for cellists, violinists, violists, &
pianists; international top-tier students work on individual
repertoire, chamber music & public performances. Age &
Level: Outstanding young instrumentalists, ages 16-28.
Site: Carey Institute, Rensselaerville, NY. Dates: 2019 TBD;
2018 Aug. Cost: $1450 (tuition for ten-day program)resort-like accommodations & chef-prepared three meals daily;
recreational activities include tennis, kayaking, swimming
the Boyerstock Summer Music Day Camp
( 20—1 + 2 assistants + 1 intern)
Harvey Boyer, Dir.
PO Box 327 (845) 688-3291
Phoenicia, NY 12464 twitter.com/TheVoiceFest
Broadway & “Met” principals (our participating “Masters”);
career counseling; performance in current year Festival.
Age & Level: 8-12 (Working with Masters); 12-19 (
Boyerstock). Site: Emerson Resort & Spa, Rt. 28, Mount Tremper, NY; Phoenicia Park Venue, Phoenicia, NY. Dates:
2019 TBD; 2018 July.
the Castleman Quartet Program at Fredonia ( 36—9)
Charles Castleman, Dir.
520 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, FL 33131 (585) 705-2446
Age & Level: 14-25; pre-professional; audition required. Site:
SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY. Dates: Second Sunday in
June to last Sunday in July.
Chamber Music Center of New York Summer at the
Mary Jo Pagano, Art. Dir., CMCNY
Peter Prosser, Sibylle Johner, Mary Jo Pagano,
Claire Chan, Nikita Morozov, Featured Teachers
www.chambermusiccenter.org (917) 407-4647
Type: Intensive chamber music training; coachings, workshops, chorus & chamber orchestra rehearsals, performances, masterclasses, guest lecturers & performers,
field trips, outdoor activities. Age & Level: Musicians 8-20.
Site: The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY. Dates: July
2019 (also offers programs throughout the year).
Chautauqua School of Music ( 300—35)
Timothy Muffitt, Art. & Mus. Dir.
Sarah Malinoski-Umberger, Mgr., CHQ Schools of
Performing and Visual Arts
Chautauqua Institution, PO Box 1098 (716) 357-6233
Chautauqua, NY 14722
Type: Piano, instrumental, voice. Age & Level: 16-25; audition
required. Site: Chautauqua Institution. Dates: June 22 -
Aug. 13, 2019. Cost: Tuition free.
Classical Singing & New York in June ( 16—12)
Jane Olian, Donna Gill
Margo Garrett, Kathryn LaBouff, Corradina Caporello,
Cristina Stanescu, Brian Zeger, Featured Teachers
c/o Jane Olian, 370 Riverside Dr., 5E (646) 271-5528
New York, NY 10025
Type: Intensive vocal study & coaching with top professionals
in the field; voice lessons, coachings & master classes,
audition preparation, guided walking tours, & a final
performance in a recognized New York recital venue. Age &
Level: 18-35; aspiring professional singers & collaborative
pianists. Site: New York City. Dates: May 20-June 6, 2019.
Cost: $1650 (housing not included).
Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute
Coleen Stephenson, Program Coord.
Skidmore Coll., 815 N. Broadway (518) 580-5447
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Type: Leadership & service through music; private lessons,
daily coachings, master classes; performance opportunities; meaningful community engagement. Age & Level:
Young musicians. Site: Skidmore Coll., Saratoga Springs.
Dates: 2019 TBD; 2018 July.
Eastern u.S. Music Camp at Colgate univ. ( 150—29)
Grace R. Brown, Dir.
Sean D. Lowery, Co-Dir.
7 Brook Hollow Rd. (866) 777-7841, (518) 877-5121
Ballston Lake, NY 12019 twitter.com/eusmc
Summer (June-July): Dana Arts Center, Colgate Univ.
Hamilton, NY 13346
Type: Concert band, symphony orchestra, choirs, jazz/rock
ensembles/combos, chamber ensembles, guitar & other
small ensembles, all instruments & voice, piano & guitar
programs, concerts & recitals, private lessons, master
classes. Age & Level: 10 to 18; all levels. Site: Colgate
Univ., Hamilton, NY. Dates: 2019 TBD; 2018 June-July (2-
3-4 week sessions).
Eastman School of Music - Institute for Music
Leadership - Eastman Leadership Academy
Rachel Roberts, Asst. Prof.
26 Gibbs St., Box 26 (585) 274-1113
Rochester, NY 14604 twitter.com/EastmanSchool
Type: Leadership training to develop skills & perspectives
for a career in music leadership in both traditional & non-traditional settings. Age & Level: Rising juniors, seniors, &
graduate students. Site: Rochester, NY. Dates: June 19-
Fredonia Summer Music Festival ( 75-100— 12)
Marc Levy, Dir., Facility Opns. & Special Projects
School of Mus.
Mason 1144, SUNY Fredonia (716) 673-4628
Fredonia, NY 14063
Type: Band rehearsals, chamber ensembles & jazz groups,
daily musicianship classes, master classes; attend special
evening performances. Age & Level: Instrumental music
students currently in grades 9-12; no audition. Site: SUNY
Fredonia School of Mus. Dates: June.
French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts
Ron Schaefer, Founder & Owner
Isaac Baumfeld, Dir.
199 Bouchoux Brook Rd. (800) 634-1703
Hancock, NY 13783
Type: Co-ed private performing arts individual choice program; classical & jazz music, theater, dance, visual arts,
film & video, circus, magic, computer, sports, fitness,
waterfront, skate board, rock & roll, horseback riding.
Age & Level: 7-17; beginner to professional; audition for
placement after arrival. Site: 0rench Woods, Hancock, NY.
Dates: June 8-Sept. 1, 2019 - 5 Sessions.
Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival info@
123 W. 128 St.
New York, NY 10027 twitter.com/imaniwindsfest
Type: Chamber music performances & master classes;
intensive career building workshops, education outreach
training. Site: Manhattan School of Music, New York.
Dates: 2019 TBD; 2018 June.
International Keyboard Institute & Festival ( 120—28)
Jerome Rose, Founder & Dir.
Julie Kedersha, Festival Dir.
Jerome Rose, Jeffrey Swann, Vladimir Feltsman,
Alexander Kobrin, Geoffrey Burleson, Featured Teachers
229 W. 97 St., Suite 1B (212) 665-2446
New York, NY 10025
Type: Piano master classes; lectures; concerts. Age & Level:
High school through post-conservatory; audition recording
required. Site: Hunter Coll., New York City. Dates: July 14-
28, 2019. Cost: $950 (complete two-week session), $590
International Vocal Arts Institute ( 40-80— 12-30)
Joan Dornemann, Art. Dir.
Paul Nadler, Musical Activities Dir.
Mignon Dunn, Rosemarie Landry, Ruth Falcon,
Beth Roberts, Laura Brooks Rice, Previous Featured
119 W. 72 St., #313, New York, NY 10023 (212) 362-5980
Type: Programs include full operas, concerts with orchestra,
public master classes, one-on-one coachings & voice
lessons. Age & Level: Career entry, professional singers;
audition required. Site: New York City; Montréal, Canada.
Dates: June (New York City); July-Aug. (Montréal).
Luzerne Music Center ( 160—36)
Elizabeth Pitcairn, Pres., CEO & Art. Dir.
Jeff Wilson, COO
Emily Dobmeier, Program Dir.
Stephanie Marsh, Admin. Coord.
PO Box 39 (518) 696-2771
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 twitter.com/LuzerneMusic
Type: Strings, winds, brass, percussion & piano; private
lessons, chamber music coaching, string & symphonic
orchestras; secondary lessons in composition & theory,
conducting, vocal, instrumental & jazz; Philadelphia Orch.
members. Age & Level: 9-18. Site: Lake Luzerne in New
York’s Adirondack Mountains. Dates: June-Aug.
Magic Mountain Music Farm ( 10 per session— 2)
Burton Kaplan, Dir.
Burton Kaplan, Scott Anderson, Featured Teachers
817 West End Ave., No. 11-E (212) 662-6634
New York, NY 10025
Type: Practice marathon retreats (PMR) for strings, winds
& brass; limited number of pianists can be accepted;
maximum of 10 participants; unique pragmatic strategies
for improving technical & interpretative control in performance. Age & Level: Professionals & college/conservatory
students; audition required (tape recording is OK). Site:
Morris, NY. Dates: PMR 1, woodwinds, May 31-June 9,
2019; PMR 2, June 15-30; PMR 3, orchestral excerpts,
July 27-Aug. 11; PMR 4, performance power, Aug. 17-
Sept. 2; PMR 5, Oct. 12-19; PMR 6, Jan. 2-17, 2020. Cost:
$1350 (PMR 1), $2275 (PMR 2), $2275 (PMR 3), $2475
(PMR 4), $1375 (PMR 5).
Manhattan in the Mountains (MinM) ( 40—12)
Dr. Joanne Polk
Ms. Tatiana Goncharova
Dr. Jeffrey Langford
Joanne Polk, Tatiana Goncharova, Xiao Wang, Jaram Kim,
306 W. 100 St., Apt. 1 (917) 538-3395
New York, N Y 10025
Type: Violin, viola, cello, clarinet, piano; private lessons,
daily chamber music rehearsals, chamber coachings.
Age & Level: 13 & up; audition required. Site: Hunter, NY
(Catskill Mountains). Dates: July 28-Aug. 18, 2019. Cost:
Meadowmount School of Music ( 230—15 + visiting
Eric Larsen, Dir.
Mary McGowan, Admin. Dir.
Hans Jorgen Jensen, Patricia McCarty, Gerardo Ribeiro,
Ann Setzer, Sally Thomas, Featured Teachers
1424 County Rt. 10 (518) 962-2400
Westport, NY 12993 twitter.com/Meadowmount
Type: Seven-week summer music program for advanced solo
& chamber music studies in classical training of violin,
viola, cello, & piano for those seeking a career in music.
Age & Level: 13 to 30; accomplished musicians; audition
required. Site: Adirondack Mountains, Westport, NY.
Dates: June 22-Aug. 10, 2019. Cost: $7400 for 7 weeks
room, board, laundry, concerts, master classes, Alexander
tech classes, yoga.
Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble Dancing
Voice/Singing Body - Vocal Ensemble Weekend
Kirstin Kapustik, Exec. Dir.
260 W. Broadway, Suite 2 (212) 904-1330
New York, N Y 10013 twitter.com/meredith_monk
Type: Work with the voice & body as multifaceted instruments
for exploring range, timbre, gesture, resonance, characters, landscape, & rhythm (Meredith Monk does not teach
during this program). Age & Level: All levels of experience.
Site: New York City, Garrison, NY. Dates: 2019 TBD; 2018
Aug. Cost: $350
Mostly Modern Festival ( 150—25+)
Robert Paterson, Art. Dir.
400 W. 43 St., #39S (212) 217-0119
New York, N Y 10036 twitter.com/mostlymodfest
Type: For instrumentalists, singers, conductors & composers; combination of intensive one-on-one instruction &
the opportunity to rehearse & perform side-by-side with
top musicians, conductors & composers in contemporary
music. Age & Level: 18 & older. Site: Arthur Zankel Mus.
Center, Skidmore Coll., Saratoga Springs, NY. Dates: June
2019. Cost: $1650 (tuition for singers & instrumentalists),
$2495 (tuition for conductors & composers), $1175 (room
National Youth Orchestra of the united States of
America (NYO-uSA) ( 110—30)
Douglas Beck, Dir.
Vincent Carbone, Asst. Dir.
James Ross, Orch. Dir., Principal players from top
professional orchestras, Sir Antonio Pappano, Guest
Cond. (Summer 2019), Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato,
Guest Soloist (Summer 2019), Featured Teachers
881 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10019 (212) 424-2024
Type: Summer orchestral training program includes a three-week residency at Purchase College, SUNY, capped by
concert at Carnegie Hall, followed by an international tour.
The residency encompasses sectional and full orchestra
rehearsals, workshops on musical and non-musical topics
designed to complement the focus on tour repertoire.
The 2019 tour includes several leading festivals in
Europe, led by Sir Antonio Pappano with mezzo-soprano
Joyce DiDonato as soloist. Age & Level: 16-19; Audition
Required. Site: Purchase College, SUNY followed by an
international tour. Dates: July 13-Aug. 15, 2019. Cost: Full
New York Lyric Opera theatre Summer Music Program
Elizabeth Heuermann, Gen. Art. Dir.
PO Box 237027, New York, NY 10023 (646) 755-8043
Type: Selected opera performances with orchestra & staging;
private voice lessons & vocal coaching; master classes in
voice, diction & acting; mock auditions with top New York
agent; music business & self-promotion lectures. Site:
New York City. Dates: 2019 TBD; 2018 June.
New York Opera Conservatory ( 20 per session— 5)
Dan Montez, Gen. Dir.
Nadia Briones, Admissions Coord.
Jun Nakabayashi, Mus. Dir.
9 Stacey Ct. (914) 602-3420
Peekskill, NY 10566
Type: Opera, master classes, business classes, coaching.
Age & Level: Young pre-college & adults. Must be
currently working with a professional teacher. Site:
Peekskill, NY; Croton, NY; Yorktown, NY; Montrose, NY;
Cortlandt, NY. Dates: Session 1: Mid Jun to mid July;
Session 2; Mid July to End of August. Cost: $685. ($500