Montecito Summer Music Festival

The Montecito International Music Festival, July 15 – August 3, 2013, is open to outstanding string, clarinet, flute, and piano students, ages 13 and up (with possible exceptions for highly gifted students). Participants will experience three weeks of intensive focus on technique and musicianship through private lessons and coached chamber music sessions. Selected students will also participate in master classes, studio classes, recitals, concertos with chamber orchestra, and chamber ensembles with our esteemed faculty. World-class pianists will accompany master classes, lessons and student concerts.

This year, our special guest artist is Roberto Diaz, President of Curtis Institute. He will be at the festival from July 16-20, giving master classes and private lessons to Fellowship and Junior Fellowship students as well as performing Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence with the Fellowship students. During his residency, he will also be giving a lecture and answering questions on Curtis Institute.

On our faculty is Yizhak Schotten, distinguished violist and viola professor from University of Michigan Also on our viola faculty are Sheila Browne, Ralph Fielding, and Hilary Herndon.

Full-scholarship Westmont Fellowships will be offered, two each for violin, viola, cello and piano, along with one full scholarship for bass. Junior Fellowships will also be awarded, providing a $1,000 scholarship to a Junior or High School student in each instrument group. Additionally, Junior Fellowship students will perform in a special Junior Fellowship Concert. Scholarship application deadline is March 1st.

Please visit www.MontecitoMusicFestival.com for more information.

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