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Strings, Winds, Brass, Harp & Percussion

Advanced training & mentorship both on-and off-stage

Strings, Winds, Brass, Harp & Percussion Studios

Experience in-depth coaching with world-renowned faculty artists, and enjoy a wide array of training and performance opportunities, plus compete in the annual Orchestra Partnership, Duo Competition, and Fast Pitch Awards.

Training & Performance Opportunities

Orchestral Performances

Notable conductors lead the Academy Festival Orchestra in a series of concerts for appreciative audiences.

Lessons & Masterclasses

Work with the best in the industry in private lessons, public masterclasses, and side-by-side in concert.

Chamber Music Programs

Opportunities include the String Quartet Seminar, Faculty and Fellow side-by-side, and Fellow Chamber Music Intensive

string leadership

String Leadership Program

Glenn Dicterow guides select violinists in concertmaster excerpts and fundamentals

Guest Composers

Commissioned works by Stewart Goodyear, Tom Cipullo, Christopher Cerrone, and others

Orchestra Partnership

10-12 fellows are selected annually to participate in a residency with a major orchestra

Chamber Orchestra

Work with a notable conductor in a special chamber program

Opera Performances

Play in a fully-staged opera production conducted by Met Opera's Daniela Candillari

Duo Competition

Winners each receive $5,000 and have a work commissioned on their behalf to premiere in recital

Community Engagement

Each fellow is matched with community members for social events and more

Wellness Program

Resources include exercise, yoga, counseling, and performance medicine

Innovation Institute

Offering seminars & entrepreneurial competitions

Alumni Enterprise Awards

Providing robust funding for bold and diverse initiatives

2023 Audition & Repertoire Requirements Coming Soon

 The Music Academy requires all administration, faculty, fellows, and other constituents on campus to provide proof of COVID vaccination.

For admissions inquiries, please email

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