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: low student:teacher ratio allows for extensive, personalized attention

  • Masterclasses: outstanding guest artists share their wisdom and interact with participants on an individual level

  • Diverse: a richly varied and talented student body representing schools and colleges in Southern California as well as from around the world

  • Focused: detailed daily schedule to maximize your music immersion

  • Dynamic: concerto competition provides you the opportunity to solo with orchestra (audition-based)

  • 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

  • Beautiful: idyllic Concordia University Irvine campus provides an ideal and safe environment to study

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

  • Fun: opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of Southern California through cultural excursions

  • Community involvement: on- and off-campus performances strengthen our bond with the community as cultural ambassadors

  • 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.

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Irvine Music Festival

4790 Irvine Blvd. 


Irvine, CA 92620