October 29, 2013
The 2014 Montecito International Music Festival application is now available here!

October 27, 2013
Please check out our 2014 festival brochure here!

October 25, 2013
We now have translated Chinese and Japanese brochures available!

October 13, 2013
Website now updated with new faculty. Dates have been set for the 2014 Montecito International Music Festival!

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Summer Session: July 12 - July 31, 2014

Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

Notification of Acceptance: April 5, 2014

Deposit Due: April 15, 2014

Tuition Balance Due: May 15, 2014

2014 Season Application - Now available here!

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    Welcome to the Montecito International Music Festival

    The Montecito International Music Festival’s mission is to instruct, mentor and inspire the next generation of great musicians and pay homage to today’s prominent masters who have brought immense joy to our lives through their artistry and music.

    Our program’s philosophy is a holistic one combining musical instruction with an emphasis on healthy living and intellectual stimulation.  Students will not only have access to campus practice studios 24 hours a day, but they will also have access to all faculty members for private lessons and mentoring.  We encourage students and faculty to exchange ideas and advice with each other in a tight-knit and supportive community that fosters everyone’s musical and artistic growth and development.

    The Montecito International Music Festival is for highly gifted string, piano, flute, and clarinet students ages 13 and up interested in spending an invigorating three weeks studying to improve technical abilities and honing their craft and musicianship skills.  Each student will receive two private lessons and two chamber music coachings per week.  Selected students will also play in master classes and in chamber ensembles with our esteemed faculty.

    "What a wonderful experience to have the opportunity to work with the great students and faculty at the Montecito International Music Festival" - Roberto Diaz, President of Curtis Institute of Music, Montecito International Music Festival Special Guest Artist

    World-renowned cellist and special guest artist Lynn Harrell has performed with many prestigious orchestras including Boston and Philadelphia Symphony. Recently, he has collaborated with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianist Andre Previn to perform the Beethoven Triple Concerto. Lynn Harrell has also appeared in several summer festivals like Aspen Festival and this will be his first appearance at Montecito International Music Festival.

    "The Montecito International Music Festival is a remarkable place. Some our the best classical musicians of our time come to relax, teach, share and perform with the young talent that have come to develop further their skills. The atmosphere is electric and stimulating with all who are present: it excites the listeners as well. Great joy of music and art are constantly in the air." - Lynn Harrell



    Given the busy schedule of our guest artists, please note that all guest artists are subject to change.

    Residencies made possible by Roman M Goronok, Inc.




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