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Luther College: International Music Festival of the Adriatic

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The International Music Festival of the Adriatic (IMFA) is a summer chamber music festival for stringspianovoice, and composition. Open to students from any educational institution, as well as to young professionals, the program is designed for musicians ages 18 and up.

IMFA participants experience four weeks of collaborative music-making in the inspirational setting of Duino, Italy, along the coast of the Adriatic Sea. IMFA's renowned faculty members mentor participants in private lessons, workshops, and coaching sessions. Through master classes and numerous performances, IMFA students deepen their musicianship and technical skills and grow into the artists they aspire to be.

The cost for the program is $5,500. This includes tuition for all classes and lessons, plus lodging and meals for the duration of the festival. Students are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travels to and from the festival. A limited number of scholarships are available. These awards are based on exceptional talent, financial need, and the needs of the overall program. All students who apply to the program are considered for a scholarship. Scholarship awards typically do not exceed $1,000.

Students may qualify to use financial aid through their home institutions to cover some of the costs of IMFA. Meet with a financial aid officer at your home institution to see if you might be able to use funds from your financial aid package. We also encourage all students to seek financial assistance from outside sources. Music clubs and organizations, youth orchestras, service clubs (e.g., Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.), businesses, and foundations may be willing to help. Be professional, creative, and start planning early!


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