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Apply today for La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest 2022 Fellowship Artist Program

Curated by award-winning pianist and festival Music Director, Inon Banratan, La Jolla Music Society’s acclaimed SummerFest chamber music festival features more than 80 of the world’s finest musicians at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center each August.

The Fellowship Artist Program is an integral part of the festival, offering a one-of-a-kind experience to emerging classical musicians. The program provides a seamless blend between educational and professional opportunities with daily Coaching Workshops and numerous mainstage performances.

Only seven young musicians—a string quartet and a piano trio—participate each summer in this immersive program, which focuses on developing the interpretation, communication, and performance skills required at the highest levels of chamber music.

La Jolla Music Society offers an honorarium of $1,750 to each Fellowship Artist for their participation, as well as travel contributions of $400 per person (plus cello) and two rental cars for each ensemble. Housing will be provided in a private host home in La Jolla. In 2022, Fellowship Artists will need to arrive in La Jolla by July 25 and depart after August 26.

The SummerFest 2022 Fellowship Artist application will open November 15, 2021, and will close on December 30, 2021.

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Violinists, violists, cellists, and pianists ages 21-30
  • Established string quartets and piano trios encouraged to apply
  • Must be available to be in La Jolla from July 25 through August 26, 2022

Application Fee Waiver
There is a $45 application fee for each application due at the time of submission. La Jolla Music Society is committed to equity in all its programs. If you are unable to pay the fee, please review Acceptd’s financial assistance information or reach out to La Jolla Music Society (contact information provided below).

For over 30 years, Fellowship Artist alumni have gone on to win major awards and competitions, including the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Fischoff Competition, and the Banff International String Quartet Competition. Many past Fellowship Artists have returned to perform during the festival and on La Jolla Music Society’s Winter Season, including Dover Quartet, Escher String Quartet, Rolston String Quartet, John Largess of Miró Quartet, Sheryl Staples, Felix Fan of FLUX Quartet, and many others. Check out what the Dover Quartet has to say about their experience as Fellowship Artists.

“La Jolla SummerFest was truly one of the best summer music festival experiences I have ever had. As fellows, we had endless opportunities at the festival ranging from masterclasses and concert performances to collaborations and a wide variety of outreach and networking events. The concerts were always so inspiring and there was a great sense of community between the artists and audiences. I will never forget the amazing hosts we had and the incredible post-concert parties! The best part was the unforgettable food and wine! This experience has really benefited the quartet as we have built many long-lasting relationships and connections through SummerFest.”
—Hezekiah Leung, violin, Rolston String Quartet


Contact: Allison Boles
La Jolla Music Society
Education & Community Programming Director

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