YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles)-Presented by
the Los Angeles Philharmonic (1200—x)
Gustavo Dudamel, Art. Dir.
151 S. Grand Ave. (213) 972-8082
Los Angeles, California 90012
Type: Through Gustavo Dudamel’s YOLA (Youth Orchestra
Los Angeles) program, the LA Phil and its community
partners provide free instruments, intensive music
training, and academic support to over 1200 students from
vulnerable communities, empowering them to become
vital citizens, leaders, and agents of change. Age & Level:
Ages 6-18. Site: Multiple, in South LA, Rampart, Westlake/
MacArthur Park, and East LA. Dates: Ongoing throughout
the year. Cost: No cost.
Aspen Music Festival & School (630— 150)
Robert Spano, Mus. Dir.
Alan Fletcher, Pres. & CEO
Asadour Santourian, VP Art. Admin. & Art. Advisor
225 Music School Rd. (970) 925-3254
Aspen, CO 81611 twitter.com/aspenmusic
Age & Level: Students generally college-age; audition
required. Site: Aspen, CO. Dates: June-Aug.
the Colorado College Summer Music Festival
Susan Grace, Mus. Dir.
Virginia Barron, Assoc. Dir.
Scott Yoo, Cond.
Gina Spiers, Ass’t Dir.
Jon Nakamatsu, Toby Appel, Elizabeth Mann, John Rojak,
Jon Manasse, Featured Teachers
14 E. Cache La Poudre St. (719) 389-6552
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 twitter.com/ccsummermusic
Type: Chamber orchestra, chamber music, artist-faculty
series, private lessons, master classes, orchestra audition
class, conducting lessons, score analysis, concerto
readings. Age & Level: 16-32; advanced student musicians;
video audition required. Site: Colorado Coll., Colorado
Springs. Dates: June 7-27, 2020. Cost: $75 application fee,
$200 registration fee Room and board (lunch and dinner)
provided. Participants are responsible for their own travel.
$200 stipend for those flying with cello or bass.
Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory ( 14—6)
Ernest Richardson, Art. Dir. & CEO
Tara Cowherd, Mng. Dir.
Manuel Ramos, Teresa Steffen Greenlee, Catherine Lehr
Ramos, Ernest Richardson, Deborah Masloski, Featured
1300 Bob Adams Dr. (402) 933-9895
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Non-season mailing address:
5149 Decatur St., Omaha, NE 68104
Type: Chamber music training program for string students
focusing on excellence in music, physical vigor, leadership
training, with a balanced approach to living. Age & Level:
12-20; audition required. Site: Steamboat Springs, CO.
Dates: June 14-July 11, 2020. Cost: $4299 for four weeks
(tuition, room & board).
Rocky Ridge Music Center ( 55 per session— 20 per
So Young Lee, Exec. Dir.
John Jungerberg, Admissions
465 Longs Peak Rd. (970) 586-4031
Estes Park, CO 80517-1790 twitter.com/rockyridgemusic
Type: Chamber, orchestral, composition, private lessons;
piano & orchestral instruments; adult piano; adult chamber
music workshop; adult uncoached chamber music;
American roots music program. Age & Level: 10-15 (Junior
Mus. Camp), 13-17 (Jazz Camp, Junior Artist Seminar),
18-24 (Young Artist Seminar), 18 & up (Adult Piano
Seminars, Chamberre in the Rockies, American Roots
Mus. Program). Site: Estes Park, CO (Rocky Mountains).
Dates: June 16-July 12, 2020.
Hotchkiss Summer Piano Program ( 30—9)
Fabio and Gisele Witkowski, Prog. Dirs.
John Perry, Leonel Morales, Oxana Yablonskaya, Fabio
Witkowski, Gisele Witkowski, Previous Featured Teachers
11 Interlaken Rd., Lakeville, CT 06039 (860) 435-3173
Type: The Piano Program is an intensive, two-week course
that offers young pianists an opportunity to work with
highly accomplished teachers, perform on a world-class
stage, and attend inspiring concerts by guest performers.
Through one-on-one lessons, group masterclasses, and
lectures, students will refine their technique, expand their
musical repertoire, and discuss common questions facing
young pianists who want to take their craft to the next level.
Age & Level: Ages 11-19. Site: Lakeville, CT. Dates: July
12-26, 2020. Cost: $3000, includes room and board ( 3
Frost School of Music - univ. of Miami - Young
Musicians’ Camp & Frost Summer Institute of
Contemporary Songwriting and Contemporary Vocal
Performance ( 350—45)
Sarah Neham Salz, Dir.
Dr. Raina Murnak, Dr. Shawn Crouch, Ira Sullivan, Dr. Paul
Posnak, UM Professor Scott Flavin, Featured Teachers
PO Box 248165 (305) 238-8937, 498-4825
Coral Gables, FL 33124-7610
Type: Classical (winds, strings, piano, voice); jazz; rock;
contemporary songwriting; classical composition; musical
theater, contemporary & jazz voice. Age & Level: 7-18. Site:
Gusman Concert Hall, Univ. of Miami Frost School of Mus.
Dates: July. Cost: $600-$1400, depending on program.
Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival (RPPF) ( 36—19)
Rebecca Penneys, Founder & Dir.
Tabitha Columbare, Admissions Dir.
Alan Chow, Christopher Harding, Jerome Lowenthal,
Roberto Plano, Boris Slutsky, Featured Teachers
7100 Sunset Way (727) 280-6568
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 twitter.com/RPPianoFest
Type: Intense piano study. Approximately a semester
of private lessons; also nightly Master classes & many
performance opportunities. Age & Level: 18-30, advanced.
Site: Univ. of South Florida, Tampa. Dates: July 7-27, 2020.
Prelude Chamber Music Inc. (No limits—Varies by
Vega Piano Quartet, Melissa Barrett, Chris Chappell,
Vernon Humbert. Faculty and camper alumni, Featured
4770 Apache Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32210 (904) 388-5738
Type: Study & perform chamber music in large & small
ensembles; master classes, theory & composition
classes; electives such as choir & improvisation; daily
performances. Age & Level: Strings students of all ages
(& some adults), & musicians of all levels of proficiency;
auditions for placement only. We also welcome a limited
number of advanced pianists and woodwind & brass
instrument players. Site: Riverside Park United Methodist
Church & Hendricks Ave. Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL.
Dates: June 14-21, 2020. Cost: $375-$500.
Rebecca Penneys, Founder & Dir.
Tabitha Columbare, Asst. Dir.
Karen Bryan, Tabitha Columbare, James Douthit, Nancy
Preis, Rebecca Penneys, Featured Teachers
7100 Sunset Way (727) 280-6568
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 twitter.com/RPPianoFest
Type: Career strategies boot-camp for collegiate pianists.
Age & Level: 21-31, with completed degree required. Site:
University of South Florida, Tampa. Dates: Jan. 2-5, 2020.
Cost: Tuition-free for all.
Sarasota Music Festival ( 60—40)
Jeffrey Kahane, Art. Dir.
RoseAnne McCabe, Admin. Dir.
709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 487-2730
Type: Chamber music/orchestra. Age & Level:
College/pre-professional music students with a chamber music focus;
audition required. Site: Site: Sarasota. Dates: May 31-June
Sarasota Orchestra Summer Music Camp
( 250-300— 25)
Alyson Rozier, Education Dir.
709 N. Tamiami Trail (941) 953-4252
Sarasota, FL 34236 twitter.com/srqorchestra
Type: Daily summer music camp. Age & Level: 8-18; no
audition. Site: Beatrice Friedman Symph. Center, Sarasota.
Harrower Summer Opera Workshop ( 65-70— 15)
W. Dwight Coleman, Exec./Stage Dir.
Carroll Freeman, Art./Stage Dir.
Rolando Salazar, Asst. Cond./Chorus Master
Amy Reid, Supervisor, Office of Ed. Outreach
Angela Brown, Artist-in-Residence
W. Dwight Coleman, Carroll Freeman, Angela Brown,
Christy Lee, Rolando Salazar, Previous Featured
PO Box 3984, Atlanta, GA 30302-4097 (404) 413-5902
Type: Comprehensive opera training & two fully staged
performances. Age & Level: College-professional 18+;
audition required. Site: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Dates:
May-June. Cost: $1300 (Young Artist Program), $750
Hawaii Performing Arts Festival ( 45—15)
Val Underwood, Art. Dir.
Genette Freeman, Development Dir.
Justin John Moniz, Exec. Dir.
Rachel Copeland, Gen. Mgr.
Jamie Balter, Admissions Dir.
Val Underwood, Jennifer McGregor, Justin John Moniz,
Daniel Belcer, Rachel Copeland, Previous Featured
PO Box 474 (808) 333-7378
Kamuela, HI 96743 twitter.com/HawaiiFestival
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival/Yale Summer School
of Music ( 75—60)
Melvin Chen, Dir.
James Nelson, Gen. Mgr.
Benjamin Schaeffer, Assoc. Admin.
Yale School of Mus., Box 208246 (203) 432-1966
New Haven, CT 06520-8246 twitter.com/YaleNCMF
Summer: Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Rt. 44 & 272, PO Box 545 (860) 542-3000
Norfolk, CT 06058-0545
Type: Music festival/professional development sessions. Age
& Level: Emerging professionals; audition required. Site:
Fest. site: Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Norfolk, CT. Dates:
St. Petersburg International Music Academy
Alla Aranovskaya, First Violinist, St. Petersburg String
DIStRICt OF COLuMBIA
CT (440) 574-9164
Type: Intensive study of solo performance, chamber music,
orchestra parts & orchestra performances with members
of the St. Petersburg String Quartet; individual lessons,
chamber music coaching, orchestra rehearsals. Age &
Level: Players of all levels. Site: Music Mountain, Falls
Village, C T. Dates: Aug.
National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute
Abel Pereira, SMI Cond. & NSO Princ. Horn
Emily Heckel, Mgr., NSO & Mus. Education
2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20566 (202) 416-8820
Type: Orchestral, Chamber. Private lessons, coaching,
master classes, seminars, side-by-side rehersals with
the NSO, performance opportunities and exposure
to internationally-renowned coductors, soloists, and
musicians. Age & Level: 15-20 years old; advanced
student musicians. Site: The John F. Kennedy Center for
the Performing Arts. Dates: June 29-July 27, 2020. Cost:
Tuition-Free; Housing provided; No stipend.
Orchestra of the Americas ( 80—17)
Carlos Miguel Prieto, Mus. Dir.
Katarina Weir, Exec. Dir.
Mark Gillespie, Creative Dir. & Gen. Mgr.
World-class faculty from top orchestras including the Royal
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Boston
Symphony, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, and MET Opera
Orchestra, Featured Teachers.
1342 Florida Ave. NW (703) 236-0010
Washington, DC 20009 twitter.com/orchamericas
Type: The Orchestra of the Americas is a pan-American
symphony of top musicians, ages 18 to 30, representing
25+ countries in the Western Hemisphere. With more
than 5,000 musicians entering the audition process each
year, the 80-member ensemble ranks among the most
competitive music platforms in the world. The orchestra’s
Mission is to empower rising musical leaders to transform
lives across the Americas and beyond. Age & Level: The
Orchestra is open to any musician who is a citizen, resident,
or student of the Americas, and will be between the ages
of 18 and 30 on July 1, 2020. Site: Different regions of the
world each year. Dates: July 2020. Application deadline:
Jan. 15, 2020. Cost: Full scholarship, no cost to apply.
WNO Opera Institute at American university ( 30—14)
Ashi Day, Mgr., WNO Education
Harolyn Blackwell, Richard Stilwell, Guest Artists-in-
Residence, Featured Teachers
2700 F St. NW
The Kennedy Center, Education Dept. (202) 416-8846
Washington, DC 20566
Type: Courses in opera history, acting, Italian diction,
sight-singing & ear training; voice lessons & coachings;
recitals of Italian art songs & opera scenes; master classes
with renowned artists; career development workshops.
Age & Level: 15-18; dedicated, advanced classical singers
who are high school students & are interested in pursuing
opera in college & as a career. Site: American Univ. Dates:
June 22-July 12, 2020. Cost: $2000 (tuition), $1200
Atlantic Center for the Arts ( 8 per residency— 1
master artist in residency, 3-4 times a year)
Nancy Lowden Norman, Exec. Dir.
Ivan Riascos, Residency Coord., ACA Main Campus
((386) 427-6975 x 20, M-F)
Jennifer Higdon, Vijay Iyer, Margaret Schedel, Billy Martin,
1414 Art Center Ave. (386) 427-6975
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 twitter.com/Atlantic_Center
Type: Artist-in-residence program. Each residency session
includes three master artists of different disciplines.
Artists participate in informal sessions with their group,
collaborate on projects, & work independently. Age &
Level: Emerging & mid-career artists; no audtition; work
samples required. Site: Atlantic Center for the Arts/Leeper
Studio Complex (retreat setting). Dates: Feb. 16-Mar. 7,
May 17-June 6, June 28-July 18, Oct. 11-31, 2020. Cost:
$900; financial aid available.