Summer Music Festival

July 26 - 30, 2021

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The Summer Music Festival at Choate Rosemary Hall is an interactive online experience for musicians of all ages and ability levels who play the violin, viola, and cello.

Last day to submit an interest form: Sunday, July 11 
Last day to submit the application: Monday, July 12 
Last day to enroll and pay: Wednesday, July 14 


Meeting daily for a full week in July, students participate in play-ins of music repertoire led by experienced teachers and supported by custom symphonic backing tracks
Sessions are designed to expand your knowledge of music theory, history, and technology. You will also discover opportunities for live performance, and develop new skills in yoga for musicians, sight-reading, and orchestra auditions. 

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violin teacher helping student


Summer Music Festival offers:

  • Fully online one-week festival, Monday - Friday.
  • Play-ins, music topic sessions, and social time.
  • 6 hours of course programming offered daily.
  • 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.
  • Your choice of courses that interest you.


Courses & Schedule

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Open to grades in two cohorts, Pre/k-5 and 6-12 & Adult

Whether you are just starting to play cello or have advanced skill on violin, there are courses tailored to your ability level. 

Course times are offered in blocks 6 hours each day, allowing for involvement of participants across multiple time zones.

Sample Schedules Course Catalog


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