Summer Music Festivals

Summer Festival List for Trumpeters


This list is by no means meant to be exhaustive, but hopefully you will find it useful in your search for a summer music festival.  This list was researched and updated by John Nye, doctoral teaching assistant in my trumpet studio here at James Madison University.


 Aspen Music Festival: Aspen, Colorado

 Atlantic Music Festival: Waterville, ME

Bayview Music Festival: Petosky, MI

Brevard Music Center Institute: Brevard, North Carolina

 Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua, New York

Colorado College Summer Music Festival: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Disney All-American College Band: Anaheim, California

Eastern Music Festival:  Greensboro, North Carolina

Festival Napa Valley:  Napa, CA

Hot Springs Music Festival:  Hot Springs, Arkansas

Lake George Music Festival:  Queensbury, New York

Marrowstone Music Festival: Bellingham, Washington

Miami Summer Music Festival:  Miami, Florida

Music Academy of the West: Summer School and Festival:  Santa Barbara, California

National Music Festival:  Chestertown, Maryland

National Repertory Orchestra:  Breckenridge, Colorado

National Symphony Orchestra: Summer Music Institute:  Washington, D.C.

The Philadelphia International Music Festival: Music House:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Pierre Monteux School:  Hancock, Maine

Round Top Music Festival Institute:  Round Top, Texas

 Sewanee Summer Music Festival:  Sewannee, Tennessee

Tanglewood Music Center: Lenox, Massachusetts

Texas Music Festival:  Houston, Texas


Brass/Trumpet Specific Programs


Boston Brass Summer Intensive: University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 

Chosen Vale:  Hanover, New Hampshire

Le Domaine Forget: Brass Session Saint Irenee, Quebec

Raphael Mendez Brass Institute:  Denver, Colorado

Spectrum Brass Seminar at the Bay View Music Festival: Bayview, MI

University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute: Lexington, KY

Historic (Baroque Trumpet) Brass Festivals


American Bach Soloists Academy: San Francisco, CA 

Baroque Performance Institute: Oberlin, OH


International Music Festivals


American Institute of Music Studies (AIMS): Graz, Austria

Pacific Music Festival:  Sapporo, Japan