MIT Sounding: Marcus Thompson
February 24, 2018
Cambridge, MA United States

MIT Sounding Marcus Thompson Faculty Recital viola & viola d’amore with Bill Cutter, Elena Ruehr and Evan Ziporyn February 24, 2018 / 8:00pm MIT Kresge Auditorium, W16 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA Tickets are free in advance for MIT students ($5 at the door), $5 suggested donation for MIT faculty/staff/community, and $15 suggested donation for general admission. Tickets can be reserved here. The 2017-18 MIT Sounding Terry and Rick Stone Concert is a Faculty Recital by violist, Marcus Thompson, who was named Institute Professor in June 2015. The evening will include the Boston premiere of the chamber version of Shadow/Light for solo viola and string orchestra, written for Thompson by MIT composer and Lecturer, Elena Ruehr; Vivaldi’s Second Concerto for Viola d’Amore and Strings; Feldman’s Rothko Chapel for soprano, alto, mixed choir, percussion, and solo viola, conducted by Evan Ziporyn, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor and Faculty Director of CAST; and Vaughan Williams’s Flos Campi for solo viola, small wordless chorus, small string orchestra, flute, oboe, bassoon, and harp, conducted by William Cutter, Director of Choral Ensembles. The program features music for solo viola and viola d’amore, with roots in various contemplative or religious traditions, ancient and modern, through which communities today seek unity and healing. The concert coincides with the anniversary season of Professor Thompson’s recital debut at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on April 4,1968. Learn more about Marcus Thompson and for the full list of concerts, visit All proceeds from the concert will be donated to Artists For Humanity. Founded in 1991, Artists For Humanity’s (AFH) mission is to provide under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. AFH began with an ambitious and unconventional idea that young people can provide, through their innate talent and vision, marketable creative services to the business community. In 26+ years, AFH has grown to become a leader in youth development and the largest onsite employer of Boston teens, with 250+ youth employed annually in paid apprenticeship in the visual arts and creative industries.

Johansen International Competition for String Players ages 13-17
March 14, 2018 - March 17, 2018
Washington, DC United States

Triennial International Competition for violinists, violists and cellists ages 13-17 to be held March 14-17, 2018 in Washington, DC. $67,000 in prize money awarded equally to violinists, violists, and cellists. Performance opportunities as well. Apply online at

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.

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.

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!

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.