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

 Application Deadline: Tuesday January 8, 2018

Festival Dates: June 20 - August 19

Faculty: Karen Bliznik, Kevin Cobb, Louis Hanzlik, Raymond Mase, Thomas Hooten

 

Atlantic Music Festival: Waterville, ME

Festival Dates: July 1- July 29

 

Bayview Music Festival: Petosky, MI

Faculty: Brian Buerkle, Scott Thornburg

 

Brevard Music Center Institute: Brevard, North Carolina

Application: February 16, 2018

Festival Dates: June 17 - August 5

Faculty: Neal Berntsen. Robert Sullivan, Mark Schubert

 

Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua, New York

Application: February 1, 2018

Festival Dates: June 23 - August 14

Faculty: Charles Berginc

 

Colorado College Summer Music Festival: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Application: February 15, 2018

Festival Dates: June 3 - June 23

Faculty: Kevin Cobb

 

Disney All-American College Band: Anaheim, California

Information on website

 

Eastern Music Festival:  Greensboro, North Carolina

Application Deadline: February 21, 2018

Festival Dates: June 23 - July 28

Faculty: Chris Gekker, Jeffrey Kaye, Judith Saxton

 

Festival Napa Valley:  Napa, CA

Application: Early January 15, 2018. Final March 1, 2018

Festival Dates: July 13 - July 29

Faculty: Billy Hunter, Adam Luftman

 

Hot Springs Music Festival:  Hot Springs, Arkansas

Application: February 15, 2018

Festival Dates: June 2 - June 16

Faculty: Scott Moore

 

Lake George Music Festival:  Queensbury, New York

Application: January 31, 2018

Festival Dates: August 12 - August 24

Faculty: NA

 

Marrowstone Music Festival: Bellingham, Washington

Application: March 23, 2018

Festival Dates: July 22 - August 5

Faculty: Roy Poper

 

Miami Summer Music Festival:  Miami, Florida

Application: Live January 15, 2018. Video Audition March 1, 2018

Festival Dates: June 27 - July 19

Faculty: Vincent Penzarella

 

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

Application: Live Audition Request January 15, 2018. Video February 8, 2018

Festival Dates: June 18 - August 12

Faculty: Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer, Paul Merkelo

 

National Music Festival:  Chestertown, Maryland

Application: February 10, 2018 (rolling)

Festival Dates: June 3 - June 16

Faculty: Paul Neebe

 

National Repertory Orchestra:  Breckenridge, Colorado

Application Deadline: December 31st (Rolling deadline)

Festival Dates: June 4 - July 29

 

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

Application: January 22, 2018

Festival Dates: July 2 - July 30

Faculty: William Gerlach, Steven Hendrickson

 

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

Application: February 28, 2018

Festival Dates: June 13 - June 29

Faculty: Anthony Prisk

 

The Pierre Monteux School:  Hancock, Maine

Application: February 15, 2018

Festival Dates: June 25 - July 30

Faculty: NA

 

Round Top Music Festival Institute:  Round Top, Texas

 

Application: Video February 19, 2018

Festival Dates: June 3 - July 15

Faculty: Matthew Ernst, Marie Speziale, Micah Wilkinson

 

Sewanee Summer Music Festival:  Sewannee, Tennessee

Application: Scholarship February 15, 2018. Final March 15, 2018

Festival Dates: June 23 - July 22

Faculty: Peter Bond

 

Tanglewood Music Center: Lenox, Massachusetts

Application: January 22, 2018

Festival Dates: June 17 - August 11

Faculty: Thomas Rolfs

 

Texas Music Festival:  Houston, Texas

Application: Live January 19, 2018. Recorded February 23, 2018

Festival Dates: June 1 - June 30

Faculty: Mark Hughes. Thomas Siders 

 

Brass/Trumpet Specific Programs

 

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

Tuition Payment Deadline of June 1

Festival Dates: June 12-19

Faculty: Jose Sibaja, Jeff Connor 

 

Chosen Vale:  Hanover, New Hampshire

Application: No deadlines. First 40 accepted applicants taken.

Festival Dates: June 18 - June 30

Faculty: Edward Carroll, Jeroen Berwaerts, Marco Blaauw. Pacho Flores, Stephanie Richards, Clement Saunier, Tom Hooten

 

Le Domaine Forget: Brass Session Saint Irenee, Quebec

Application: February 15, 2018

Festival Dates: June 10 - June 17

Faculty: Philip Smith, Manon Lafrance

 

Raphael Mendez Brass Institute:  Denver, Colorado

Application: Rolling deadline

Festival Dates: July 8 - 14

Faculty: David Hickman, Alan Hood, John Marchiando, Ronald Romm, Joe Burgstaller

 

Spectrum Brass Seminar at the Bay View Music FestivalBayview, MI

Application: Final April 1, 2018 (lower rates for earlier applications)

Festival Dates: June 16 - August 13

Faculty: Scott Thornburg, Brian Buerkle

 

University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute: Lexington, KY

Festival Dates: June 11-14

Faculty: Numerous listed on website

 

Historic (Baroque Trumpet) Brass Festivals

 

American Bach Soloists Academy: San Francisco, CA

Application Deadline: February 15

Festival Dates: July 30 - August 12

Faculty: John Thiessen

 

Baroque Performance Institute: Oberlin, OH

Application Deadline: May 1

Festival Dates: June 17 - 30

Faculty: John Thiessen

 

International Music Festivals

 

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

Application: March 10, 2018

Festival Dates: July 2 - August 12

Faculty: NA

 

Pacific Music Festival:  Sapporo, Japan

Application: January 17, 2018

Festival Dates: July 2 - August 2

Faculty: Tamas Valenczei, Mark Inouye