Internships, Jobs, and Festivals
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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.
|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)
|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
|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
|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.|