Irvine Music Festival is a non-profit, intensive summer classical music program designed for passionate and dedicated young musicians, ages 12 and up. Now entering our fifth season, it is taught by an esteemed faculty of highly regarded performing musicians as well as educators, all of whom are committed to inspiring and nurturing budding musicians who wish to take their mastery to the next level. Both merit- and need-based financial packages are available.

Why Irvine Music Festival?

  • World-class: international faculty from China, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Korea, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, and the United States who are leading experts in their fields

  • Individualized: one-to-one student : teacher ratio allows for personalized attention

  • Masterclasses: outstanding guest artists who are soloists and play in the world's foremost symphony orchestras share their wisdom and interact with participants on an individual level.

  • Our virtual program allows us to invite faculty and guest artists from across the globe

  • Diverse: a richly varied and talented student body representing schools and colleges from around the world

  • Focused: detailed daily schedule to maximize your music immersion

  • Unique: variety of specialty classes outside the realm of the traditional music festival enrich and broaden your experience

  • Delightful: stellar music program with 5-star reviews from students, parents, faculty and guest artists

  • Flexible: short yet focused term allows for other summer experiences

  • Results: our alumni go on to become concertmaster and principal players in their respective school and youth orchestras, are international and regional competition winners, and are accepted to top universities and music programs.

  • Education Package: New for 2021, a customized package providing college-bound participants with the counseling and recommendations that will aid them in the college application process

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