STUDY AT EMF

Eastern Music Festival offers optional classroom instruction in several areas related to the performance and business of music that completes our rigorous program. Our classes and seminars give students an opportunity to converse with faculty about issues that every musician encounters throughout a professional career. Open dialogue and honest advice enhance students' experiential learning.

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Orchestra Program
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Presented twice-weekly during the festival's concert season, EMF Young Artists prepare full length concert programs. Maestro Schwarz and EMF's artistic leadership select a mix of musically and technically demanding repertoire that challenges each young artist. At EMF, all are inspired and challenged by the repertoire and the environment.

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Piano Program
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Eastern Music Festival's five-week piano program offers piano students the opportunity to work with this country's finest teachers and performers. This year's program is enhanced by the addition of a Collaborative Piano track. Master artists Awadagin Pratt and William Wolfram lead our acclaimed piano faculty.

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Guitar Program
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Open to classical guitarists ages 14 and up, Eastern Music Festival's classical guitar program offers in-depth summer study with top instructors in an outstanding musical environment. Participants will collaborate with other instrumentalists and delve into new territories of chamber music, pedagogy, technique, and performance.

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Conducting Institute
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Eastern Music Festival's intensive conducting training program offers career and professional development through an accelerated learning process in a technically challenging and positive environment. EMF will accept up to 9 conducting fellows (age 18 or older) to work with master conductors and the festival's student and faculty orchestras.

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String Fellowship
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Twelve String Fellowships are available for young professionals – Violinists, Violists, Cellists – who are between the ages of 23 and 33. As an Eastern Music Festival String Fellow, you will have the opportunity to perform with the Eastern Festival Orchestra (the professional orchestra in residence) and in chamber music ensembles. You will also have the opportunity to participate in orchestral/conducting fellowship reading sessions and workshops, and to participate in one to three additional ensemble performances during EMF’s five week summer season. Stipends and Room and Board are available.

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Percussion Fellowship
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One paid fellowship position is available for a young professional percussionist, who is between the ages of 23 and 33. As an Eastern Music Festival Percussion Fellow, this musician will have the opportunity to perform with the Eastern Festival Orchestra (the professional orchestra in residence) and in other festival ensembles (as programming needs dictate.) Stipends and Room and Board are available.

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