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Summer Music Festival

The Summer Music Festival at Choate Rosemary Hall is an intensive, two week, instrumental music experience for musicians of all ability levels who play the violin, viola, and cello.


Sunday, June 5: Submit an interest form
Monday, June 6: Registration
Tuesday, June 7: Pay in Full
Thursday, June 23 Register & Pay in Full for Day Students

Meeting daily for a full week, students participate in play-ins of music repertoire led by experienced teachers and supported by custom symphonic backing tracks and a live festival orchestra. Sessions are designed to expand student knowledge of music theory, history, and technology, in addition to offering daily private lessons, performance classes, recitals, music and movement, and sight-reading.

student standing paying the violin
instructor with young violin student

Summer Music Festival offers:

  • Play-ins, group classes, private lessons, music topic sessions, and social time.
  • Half-day and full-day programs.
  • Sharing time to foster camaraderie and cultural exchange with peers from around the world.
  • Programming tailored to a wide range of ability levels.
  • Classes taught by instructors who represent artistic institutions and professional ensembles from Choate to across the globe.


Programs & Schedule

We are pleased to offer programs for Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School and High School students.

Whether students are just starting to play cello or have advanced skill in violin, our program tailors the experience for each student to best match their ability level. Each student’s daily schedule is created by the Festival Directors to ensure a balance of instruction, practice time, and collaboration.

Course Info & Pricing

Course/Program Type Grades Length Boarding Cost Day Cost
String Academy / Violin, Viola, and Cello  Pre/K-5
(Pre/K must be at least 5 years old)
1 week:
Morning Program 

Mon through Fri with Sat performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
N/A $500
Solo Performance with OrchestraIntermediate: Violin, Viola, and Cello 4-12 1 week:
All Day Program 

Mon through Fri with Sat performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
$1725* $1200
Solo Performance with OrchestraAdvanced: Violin, Viola, and Cello 6-12 1 week:
All Day Program 

Mon through Fri with Sat performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
$2125* $1600

For More Information

Please contact Program Co-Directors, Gene Wie or Chika Wie