NEXT Festival of Emerging Artists
May 27, 2018 - June 09, 2018
NYC, NY United States

NEXT Festival of Emerging Artists is a two-week contemporary classical music festival held in Connecticut and New York City. Attendees will be a part of a string orchestra that will rehearse and premiere new works by living composers, and work with our guest artist, soprano Tony Arnold. Participants will also assist in rehearsing and recording works by student composers, and participate in an intensive collaboration with choreographers and dancers.

National Music Festival
June 02, 2018 - June 16, 2018
Chestertown, MD United States

The National Music Festival is a short, intensive artistic experience for musicians aged 18 and older, offering extensive chamber music and orchestral experience in Chestertown, MD. Participants perform several times over the course of the two weeks, and each participant receives a full scholarship and free housing for the duration. Highlights of this season include chamber music by Haydn, Beethoven, Carter, and Mozart, and orchestral works including the Mozart Requiem, Tchaikovsky's Fifth, and Beethoven's Eroica.

Round Top Festival Institute
June 03, 2018 - July 15, 2018
Round Top, TX United States

The Round Top Festival Institute offers six weeks (no absence is permitted) of intensive training for young talented musicians (born before December 31, 2000) seeking a transition from conservatories and universities to a future professional career. Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, chamber music and solo repertoire are included in this concentrated 6-week program.

My First String Camp at Carey
June 04, 2018 - June 08, 2018
Hattiesburg, MS United States

In this Sixth Edition of ‘My First String Camp at Carey’, your child will gain both music literacy and an enjoyment of music, which will prepare them for further instrumental or vocal studies. Our camp emphasizes the ensemble aspects of music through songs, expressive movement, improvisation and storytelling. While enjoying creative musical games, your child will learn musical concepts such as form, dynamics and phrasing. Your child will also develop skills such as singing in tune, recognizing rhythm patterns and melodic intervals, and reading and writing music. We offer small and large classes, enrichment activities, Suzuki method approach, violin, viola, cello, bass, music theory is fun, and much more!

International Music Festival of the Adriatic
June 10, 2018 - July 07, 2018
Duino,  Italy

Celebrating its sixth season in 2018, IMFA is a four-week summer chamber music festival for strings, piano, voice, and composition. IMFA participants experience four weeks of collaborative music making in the inspirational setting of Duino, Italy, along the coast of the Adriatic Sea. IMFA's renowned faculty members mentor students through numerous performances, master classes, private lessons, workshops, and coaching sessions.

The Viola: An Exhibition of Sound, Form and Beauty
June 12, 2018 - June 16, 2018
Studio City | Los Angeles, CA United States

Preeminent violin shops Reuning & Son Violins of Boston and Benning Violins of Los Angeles will host a five-day exhibit of fine violas and viola bows crafted by old and modern masters. The exhibit, “The Viola: An Exhibition of Sound, Form and Beauty”, will be held on June 12 through June 16, coinciding with the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition held in Los Angeles and sponsored by The Colburn School and the American Viola Society.

Baroque Performance Institute Oberlin Conservatory
June 16, 2018 - June 30, 2018
Oberlin, OH

At the Oberlin Conservatory Baroque Performance Institute violists have the opportunity to take part in a daily viola masterclass that is separate from the violin masterclass. This is the only baroque course that offers this dedicated class for violists. You will also be welcome at the violin class since it meets at a different time as well as a technique class for violinists and violists together. Daily chamber music and baroque orchestra as well as many other activities. Baroque instruments are available for participants. Any questions? Please contact Jane Starkman at

Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival
June 17, 2018 - August 05, 2018
Brevard, NC United States

Application Deadline: February 16, 2018 Viola Faculty: Jacob Adams, Erika Eckert, Jennifer Snyder Kozoroz, Scott Rawls, Maggie Snyder For seven weeks, 420 elite students participate in a rigorous program of instruction and performance. They work with our artist faculty, seventy-five teachers and performers from the most prestigious orchestras, conservatories, and music schools. Brevard's hallmark is orchestral training. Our festival orchestras and ensembles will present more than thirty different symphonic, concert band, and opera programs this summer. In all, students, faculty, and visiting artists will present some 80 public concerts. In addition to daily rehearsals, students receive private lessons and may participate in recitals, chamber music, and masterclasses.

2018 Washington International Competition for Strings
June 22, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Washington, DC, DC United States

The 2018 Washington International Competition for Strings semifinals will take place at George Washington University in the Benjamin T. Rome Music Hall on both Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23. Finals will take place on June 24, 2018, at 2:00 pm in the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Washington International Competition (WIC) was established in 1950 to support outstanding young classical musicians in their pursuit of professional careers. The WIC occurs in a three-year rotation for piano, strings and voice.

Auditions for Chautauqua Institution
June 23, 2018 - August 06, 2018
Chautauqua, NY

Not too late! Deadline to apply is February 1: A summer program for advanced students and young professionals. January auditions or apply by tape on-line NEW YORK January 23, 6:30-10:00 p.m. The Juilliard School ROCHESTER, NY January 24, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastman School of Music CLEVELAND January 25, 2:00-6:00 p.m., Cleveland Institute of Music ANN ARBOR MI January 29, 4:00-8:00 p.m. University of Michigan

2018 Summer String Academy
June 23, 2018 - July 21, 2018
Bloomington, IN United States

Students will participate in two private lessons weekly, chamber music, master classes, and performances. The String Academy offers serious young string players an intensive and varied program under the direction of an outstanding faculty at one of the world's most renowned schools of music. Application deadline is March 9, 2018.

Sewanee Summer Music Festival
June 23, 2018 - July 22, 2018
Sewanee,  United States

Summer Festival of Lessons, Chamber Music and Orchestra. Orchestral Highlights to include Beethoven Symphony #9, Bernstein West Side Story, Copland Appalachian Spring, Elgar Enigma Variations, Gershwin American in Paris, Daphnis & Chloe and more!

SummerStrings@NYU: Audition Preparation Workshop
June 25, 2018 - July 13, 2018
New York, NY United States

Study with world-class faculty in New York City’s Greenwich Village. This workshop offers intensive training for entrance auditions, orchestral auditions, and competitions. Chamber music is central to the workshop, and students receive regular coachings in addition to private lessons. The intensity of the schedule and exacting performance standards make SummerStrings most appropriate for serious, dedicated musicians ages 15-25.

LSM Academy and Festival
July 01, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Valparaiso, IN United States

Four-week residential summer music academy for high school students, taking place on the campus of Valparaiso University. Three pillars of musical excellence, faith, and community define the student experience. Private lessons, orchestra, small ensembles, and electives make up the curriculum.

Wintergreen Performing Arts Academy
July 08, 2018 - August 05, 2018
Nellysford, VA

With only 10 student string quartets at the Academy, the level of attention each student receives is outstanding. Over 75% of of students receive scholarship support; we make every effort to make it possible for each accepted student to come to Wintergreen. Your Wintergreen experience includes: Weekly private lessons and technique classes Twice weekly master classes with faculty and guest artists Three chamber music coachings weekly Many performance opportunities: · Work and perform with Rachel Barton Pine, who will be in residence for one week at Wintergreen · Work with conductors Mei Ann Chen and Victor Yampolsky in reading sessions · Options for elective classes on topics including technology and body mechanics · The chance to hear the teaching faculty perform in multiple orchestral and chamber music concerts each week of the festival The early bird application deadline (with a reduced application fee) is February 1. The regular application deadline is March 1.

Aruba Symphony Festival- Viola Academy
July 20, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Oranjestad,  Aruba

Randolph Kelly (Principal violist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) returns to the Aruba Symphony Festival Viola Academy. Violists will be working on the following orchestral repertoire during private lessons and master classes: Strauss, Don Juan; Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5; Mendelssohn, Midsummer Night's Dream; Ravel, Daphnis and Chloe; Mozart, Symphony No. 35. The Viola Choir will perform works by Piazzolla!

Brancaleoni International Music Festival
July 22, 2018 - August 05, 2018
Piobbico,  Italy

Now recruiting violists for an incredible two weeks of lessons and chamber music in a castle in Italy this summer! Come join me (Violist Caroline Coade, 3rd Chair Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Professor of Viola at the University of Michigan) and a stellar string and piano faculty from July 22-August 5 for two intensive weeks of chamber music, private lessons, Master Classes, and performing in a 13th century castle in Italy. The Brancaleoni International Music Festival is in the quaint town of Piobbico, Italy just two hours east of Florence. Imagine soaking-up Italian culture, being inspired by a collaborative faculty, performing chamber music in the Brancaleoni Castle, and being with other talented college and graduate-level string players and pianists in this intimate setting. What a unique experience this is! This is the first year for violists to join this three year old international festival.

Karen Tuttle Workshop at the Master Players Festival & School
July 24, 2018 - August 05, 2018
Newark, DE United States

​Master Players Festival viola professors Sheila Browne and Susan Dubois will be teaching Karen Tuttle Viola Seminar classes throughout the Master Players Festival held at the University of Delaware. Famed violist and pedagogue Karen Tuttle (Juilliard, Curtis, Aspen, Banff) has taught generations of well-known viola professors and performers from around the world. Her holistic, healthy approach to playing is termed Coordination. This includes balancing the instrument, stance, and body awareness, leading to ease and comfort, resulting in a beautiful, resonant sound, more facile technique, expressive playing, reduced stage fright, reduced excess tension, and more. Presented by the acclaimed University of Delaware Master Players Concert Series and sponsored by China Music Foundation (USA), Master Players Festival & School (MPF) is held at the University of Delaware. An intensive 12-day international festival, MPF offers world-class concerts, competitions, and exceptional interdisciplinary training to musicians ages 14 and up. * Young orchestral musicians, pianists, vocalists, and conductors will work with some of the most prominent professional musicians of our time, watch them perform, and even share the stage with some of them. Participants will be able to network with many leading music professors from major institutions. In addition, participants will learn from these aspiring professionals during private lessons, chamber music coaching, and orchestral studies. Application Deadline: February 15, 2018. To learn more information about the Master Players Festival & School, please visit our website,