Frequently Asked Questions
What is the dress code?
For lessons we suggest casual and comfortable yet nice clothes; ripped/torn jeans, low cute clothing are not appropirate. You will need concert attire for the masterclasses.
What is the repertoire for auditions? Do I need an accompanist?
2 contrasting selections, minimum of 3 minutes each. Examples include:
What are the parameters for application video recording?
Make sure that we can clearly see your face, hands and body.
What do I need to bring for the festival?
In order to have a successful and productive festival experience, you will need to bring (including, but not limited to):
How are chamber music parts and orchestra seating determined?
Chamber music assignments are made based on your audition videos, therefore it is crucial to send recordings which best represent your ability.
What are the dates and times?
Sunday, June 5th, 2022 to Sunday, June 19th, 2022.
Where is the festival held?
Daily activities will take place at the Borland-Maske Center for Theology, Worship, and Music at Concordia University Irvine.
What is the tuition?
Irvine Music Festival offers three different programs for participants:
Are there any discounts?
Yes, both merit scholarships and financial aid are available. These are based on your audition videos for merit, and supplemental materials for financial aid.
What instruments are offered?
Violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, saxophone, and voice.
What age groups are accepted?
Ages 12 (7th grade in the fall) through college age.
Who are the instructors?
Faculty and Guest Artists presence is updated regularly on this website.
What curriculum is offered?
Programs include participation in string orchestra, chamber music, masterclasses, and private lessons.
What about recreation and food?
All participants will receive lunch. Snacks will occasionally be provided for all students, and each day will include supervised breaks.
My child is in middle school. Will he or she be supervised the entire day?
Yes! Students will receive a daily schedule that details every activity they will be participating in, and when and where it will take place. We will have staff monitoring the campus during all hours of the festival to ensure your child's safety and well-being.
My student/child is an advanced player. Is there challenging repertoire?
We ask that the student prepare repertoire which best suits their abilities. Repertoire for lessons has no range limitations. If the applicant is accepted, we will match them to the teacher of their choice per the teacher's availability.
I need to drop off/pick up at a different time than indicated. Will adjustments be made for my student?
Students can be dropped off beginning at 8:00 am, and an adult will be present to receive them. Pick up will be firmly at the end of the daily schedule, although accommodations could be made on a case by case basis.
What kind of evening outings are planned?
IMF is waiting on regional summer performance dates to be released. It will be posted on the web site as soon as possible. Past summers have included outdoor symphony concerts and outdoor movies. We will make sure to conform to local COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Is there a performance of the IMF chamber groups and orchestra planned?
Yes, all chamber groups - as well as students wishing to perform solo repertoire - will have a chance to do so during the festival. The Grand Finale Concert culminating our season will feature the IMF orchestra along with select additional repertoire.
How do I apply?
Applications will be available to fill out and submit online at www.irvinemusicfestival.org.
When can I apply?
Do I need to audition?
Yes. Applications are now open and there will be a submission deadline to be considered for merit-based/financial aid awards and general admission.
Will I need a teacher recommendation?
Yes. Once you complete your application, the website will send an email to your private teacher (or your orchestra director, if you do not have a private teacher) asking for a recommendation. This is an important component of your application!
When will I need to pay the tuition?
Acceptance letters will be sent out via e-mail by May 1st, 2022. To secure your spot in the festival, final payments and required forms must be completed by May 15th, 2022.
I would like to speak to the director regarding my child. May I call him?
Yes. Iman Khosrowpour would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.
Please email him at director@IrvineMusicFestival.org to arrange a phone call appointment.
Can my child take private lessons during the festival?
Yes! Participation in the festival will include private lessons with a Teaching Artist. There are 3 (three) individual lessons during the two-week program.
What are the guidelines for COVID-19?
As the situation continues to develop, we will make sure to conform to the local and state regulations, as well as Concordia University Irvine's campus protocols, regarding COVID-19. We will monitor and update here on the website as information beomes available.