Internships, Jobs, and Festivals


Strategize where to spend the summer. In addition to helping you hone your craft and work with experts, festivals can help you develop a specialty (new music, baroque, chamber, etc), build musical networks, and open up new markets (abroad and within the US). 

So, make a career coaching appointment to articulate your goals, and then use the resources at your fingertips—faculty knowledge, colleagues inside and outside MSU, and resources such as the following links—to find the right experience for you.

An extensive festival list maintained by Peabody’s Music Entrepreneurship center.

A list of well-respected music festivals, put together by David Cutler, Associate Professor of Music Entrepreneurship at the University of South Carolina.

Running Start List of Festivals

Click on a festival name to be redirected to their host site.
Updated for Summer 2018.

Festival Name

Program Type


American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS-Graz) Voice, Piano, Orchestra Recordings: March 15, 2019 (voice, collaborative piano), March 10, 2019. (orchestra). Register earlier for live auditions.
Aria International Summer Music Academy Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet April 3, 2019.
Aspen Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental, Solo/Collaborative Piano, Opera Coaching, Voice, Aspen Conducting Academy, Composition Studies, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Classical Guitar, Chamber Music Studies

Aspen Opera Center: Opera Coaching and Voice: October 15, 2018

Conducting Academy: November 15, 2018

Composition Studies: November 15, 2018

Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Orchestral/Instrumental, Chamber Music Studies, Solo and Collaborative Piano, Classical Guitar: January 2, 2019

Atlantic Music Festival Composition, Conductiong, Orchestral/Instrumental, Opera, Piano February 18, 2019.
Bang on a Can New Music Ensemble/Chamber Music January 8, 2019.
Berkshire Choral Festival Choral Not yet posted
Blossom Music Festival Chamer Music, Orchestral/Instrumental February 28, 2019.
Bowdoin Festival Strings, Harp, Percussion, Piano, Collaborative Piano, Composition January 21, 2019.
for reduced application fee
Brevard Music Center Orchestral/Instrumental, Piano, Collaborative Piano, Composition, Piano, Opera Opera: January 9, 2019.
All others: February 4, 2019.
Britten-Pears School Instrumental, Vocal, Composition January 14, 2019.
Centrum Summer Workshops Blues, Jazz, Choir, Chamber Music April 5, 2019.
Chautauqua Institution Orchestral/Instrumental, Piano, Theatre, Voice

Theatre: January 22

Instrumental: February 1, 2019

Piano: March 1, 2019

Clazz International Music Festival Classical, Jazz, Instrumental, Chamber Music Rolling Early Bird/Scholarships: January 31, 2019.
Colorado College Summer Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental, Chamber Music February 15, 2019.
Clazz International Music Festival Orchestral/Chamber Music/Combo Experience

Early Bird/Scholarships: January 21, 2019.


Credo Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental, Flute Program

January 1, 2019 (early bird)
March 25, 2019

Disneyland All American College Band Jazz, Brass, Winds, Percussion January 26 - February 10, 2019.
Audition dates based on location.
Domaine Forget Strings, Brass, Winds, Percussion, Vocal, Piano, Collaborative Piano, Guitar, Chamber Music

Strings, Brass, Winds, Percussion, Piano,Vocal: February 15, 2019
Collaborative Piano and Guitar: April 1, 2019.
Choir: May 1, 2019.

Eastern Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental, Conducting, Piano, Classical Guitar, String Fellowships, Percussion Fellowships February 18, 2019
Fresh Inc Composition, Pre-Formed Ensemble, Instrumental February 1, 2019.
Killington Music Festival Strings, Brass, Winds, Piano, Chamber Music Reduced fee: March 1, 2018.
Marrowstone Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental, Chamber Music, Piano March 30, 2019.
Meadowmount School of Music Chamber Music, Strings, Piano January 31, 2019
Music Academy of the West Voice, Vocal Piano, Collaborative Piano, Solo Piano, Orchestral/Instrumental Voice, Vocal Piano, Collaborative Piano: October 15, 2018 (late applications currently being accepted) Orchestral/Instrumental: January 15, 2019 (Live) or February 15, 2019 (Video)
Music at Menlo Strings and Pianos Rolling
National Orchestral Institute Orchestral/Instrumental Live: Rolling 
Video: February 20, 2019
National Repertory Orchestra Orchestral/Instrumental, Conducting Rolling
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Chamber Music, New Music, Choral Conducting, Chorus Chamber/New Music: January 10, 2019
Choral Conducting, Chorus: March 21, 2019
Opera in the Ozarks Opera, Opera Orchestra, Internships (Marketing, Fundraising, Education, etc.) Opera Program: February 1, 2019
Opera Orchestra: April 10, 2019
Internships: Rolling
Pacific Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental January 17, 2019
Pierre Monteux School Conducting, Orchestral/Instrumental Rolling
PRISMA Orchestral/Instrumental February 28, 2019
Ravinia Festival Piano and Strings, Jazz Singers: November 1, 2018
Piano/Strings: January 31, 2019
Jazz: Rolling (Invitation Only)
Round Top International Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental February 25, 2019
Sarasota Music Festival Chamber Music February 15, 2019
Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestral/Instrumental December 1, 2018
Scotia Festival of Music Orchestral/Instrumental March 15, 2019
Stanford Jazz Workshop Jazz, Combos, Vocal Jazz Early Bird: March 1, 2019
May 1, 2019
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestral/Instrumental, Conducting, Voice, Piano, Vocal Piano, Composition Voice/Vocal Piano: October 18, 2018
Instrumental Piano: February 4, 2019
Conducting: November 27, 2018
Composition: December 7, 2018 Library: February 4, 2019
Orchestral/Instrumental: February 15, 2019
Texas Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental, Bel Canto Studies, Flute, Jazz Orchestral/Instrumental Live Audition: January 17, 2019
Voice: March 31, 2019
Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler Orchestral/Instrumental Not yet posted
Verbier Festival Orchestral/Instrumental Instrumental: January 22, 2019 
Voice: November 16, 2018 
Yellow Barn Music School and Festival Chamber Music, Strings, Piano, Winds, Harp, Voice, Percussion, Composition January 14, 2019
Youth Orchestra of the Americas Orchestral/Instrumental February 1, 2019.