A Note from the Founder and Artistic Director

Growing up in Irvine, my fondest memories of my teenage years are filled with music: rehearsing Mendelssohn string quartets, soloing with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, performing Bartok's Divertimento for Strings with my teacher's youth orchestra, the phenomenal music program at Irvine High School - the list of events and remembrances is endless. Indeed my decision to follow a path in music was heavily influenced by the many outstanding teachers and programs I was so very fortunate to take part in during those precious days.

After being away from Irvine for several years and having lived in many wonderful places, my return to Irvine was greeted by an even more thriving arts environment than existed during my childhood years. I am thrilled to be part of such a vibrant, supportive community that values and supports music education. I realize how important it is for me to give back to the community that gave me so much - to continue passing on the rich musical traditions and wonderful values that I was so fortunate to have.

The Irvine Music Festival is an embodiment of this spirit of cultural riches. Hard-working and gifted young musicians and the resources of a supportive community are the centerpiece around which an outstanding faculty can gather to provide artistic inspiration and musical expertise in a nurturing and passionate environment.

Much as Irvine's educational culture was for me, it is my sincere hope that the Irvine Music Festival will be a wonderfully powerful memory for our young musicians for many years to come.

Iman Khosrowpour

Facts

- A not-for-profit musical event (FEID: 47-2261319, IRS 501(c)(3) status pending)

- For young musician ages 12 and up

- From 07/12/2017 to 07/29/2017

- Held at: Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, Chapman University,
1 University Dr., Orange, CA 92866

- Grand Finale on 07/29/2017: at the Performing Arts Center at Irvine Valley College,
5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

- Merit-based scholarships and Financial Aid available.

Includes:

- One-on-one instruction

- Guest artist master classes

- Chamber music coaching

- Chamber orchestra

- Music entrepreneurship & specialty classes

- Musical field trips

Important Dates:

01/01/2017:
- Application opens. A complete application includes: signed application form, $20 application fee, teacher's recommendation, and submitted audition videos. For application/audition details ...

04/30/2017:
- Application completed and submitted by this date is eligible for merit scholarship consideration.

05/14/2017:
- Application closes. Applications and audition videos will be evaluated.

05/21/2017:
- Decision letters will be sent to applicants.

05/31/2017:
- Due date for festival forms and deposit of $400.

06/11/2017:
- Due date for the remainder of $1250 tuition, less paid application fee, deposit, any awarded scholarship and financial aid.

07/12/2017:
- Grand opening of Irvine Music Festival 2017.

Artistic Advisory Board

Kathleen Winkler
- Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Classical Violin, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University

William R. Kennedy
- Former Conductor, Irvine Conservatory of Music

Board of Directors

Iman Khosrowpour
- Founder and Artistic Director

Martha Farrington
- Director of Corperate Affairs

Richard Kong
- Director of Branding

Sheng Jiang
- Director of Operations

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