The Bowdoin International Music Festival, one of the world’s premier music institutes, is accepting applications for the 2018 summer season. Students at the festival are defined by their dedication, creativity, curiosity and passion for excellence in music. More than 250 students from around the globe will be selected to participate in the festival’s 54th season.

The festival experience consists of many opportunities including lessons, coaching, studio classes, master classes, seminars, solo and chamber performances, concerts, community engagement and ample practice time. The festival has assembled a tremendous roster of artist faculty and guest quartets for the upcoming season.

More than 65 percent of all participants will receive financial assistance from the festival; and all Fellows will receive full tuition, room and board. The Fellowship Program is a fully funded opportunity for the most advanced musicians at the beginning of significant careers in music. The program offers the full resources of the internationally renowned faculty for an intensive exploration of solo and chamber repertoire.

For application information and more, visit The mission of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, founded in 1964, is to prepare gifted young musicians from around the world for a life in music through study with world-class artists; and to present classical music in concerts performed to the highest artistic standards. The Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, founded in 1965, has commissioned and presented the work of emerging and established composers including Luciano Berio, George Crumb, Sebastian Currier, William Bolcom, George Rochberg and many others.

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