Participants will receive 2 one-hour individual lessons per week with the instructor of their choice (based on availability). We suggest that you come prepared with one or two pieces ready for performance. Accompanists are provided. Solo repertoire recital dates will be available.
Chamber Music Performance
You will have the opportunity to rehearse chamber music on a near-daily basis, with several coachings by our faculty. Performance and master classes provide an even richer experience.
Orchestra provides the largest social context to interact musically with most of the festival participants. IMF Director Iman Khosrowpour will lead rehearsals, culminating in a performance at the Grand Concert on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
(Debut in 2020)
The voice program will include private instruction on vocal technique, as well as repertoire study including songs and arias in (but not limited to) Italian, English, German, and French. In art song repertoire, there will also be emphasis on collaboration between the singer and the pianist. In 2020, masterclasses on specific genre, such as German Lied and/or French mélodie, will be offered, as well as chamber music opportunity for singers in collaboration with other instrumentalists. In addition, studies of Music Theater repertoire can be offered according to individual interest.
Our world-renown guest artists give master classes to select participants, giving you the opportunity to work with leading pedagogues and celebrated soloists and principal players in leading orchestras. These selections are based on a competitive audition which take place on the first or second day of the festival
Our specialized classes cover a broad range of topics: instrument selection and maintenance, music entrepreneurship, new music, Baroque vs. modern performance, college guidance counseling, physical education, preparing a career in music, etc. Our courses are taught by leading experts in their respective fields who tailor their presentations to meet the specific needs of our participants.
Southern California provides a wealth of opportunities to take advantage of the outstanding weather: beach excursions, Disneyland, Hollywood and outdoor concerts are just some of the possibilities. 2019 featured whale and dolphin watching off the Newport Beach coast. 2020 trips TBA.