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Experience vocal and instrumental chamber music in Tuscany! 

Play great music, make wonderful friends, perform in beautiful venues, and take time to enjoy the many delights of Tuscany. Rehearsals, coachings, and private lessons are augmented with multiple public performances in stunning venues. Enjoy great food, archeological sites, a ancient castle, a local festivals, farmers markets and much more. Past participants include musical retirees, undergraduate and graduate music students, and high-level amateur and professional musicians from around the world!

Summer Music in Tuscany was founded to provide the opportunity for musicians to have an authentic experience of Italian living while we enjoy making music together. We offer great music to the people of Sarteano and surrounding area, and the people of Sarteano share their cultural heritage with us. 

For our summer 2024 program, we invite applicants for vocal studies, string studies (cello, violin, viola), wind studies (flute, clarinet, oboe, horn, bassoon) or piano studies. Language of instruction is English. We offer each student an opportunity to study and perform to very high standards in a beautiful setting. We foster a non-competitive, supportive environment led by our experienced teaching artists.  We offer 2 sessions. The 1-week Beginner Adult session will be from July 8-15, 2024.The 2-week session for Intermediate/Advanced Adult will be held July 15-30, 2024. 

Concerts and master classes will be held in the historic 45-box Teatro degli Arrischianti in the center of town. There will be time to explore Tuscany, with included trip to the La Foce Gardens (Session 1) and Florence (Session 2). Adult Students of all ages (18+) are welcome

Admission opens on Oct 15, 2023.  We strive to keep our festival small, to a maximum of 45 students, and about 10 instructors. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis as space allows. Initial deadline is April 30, 2024. Applications received after that date will be accepted on a rolling basis as space allows up until June 1, 2023. 

Should you have any technical problems uploading audition material, please use the green Help button on the bottom right of this page or call Customer Support at 888/725-2122. Should you have any questions about the program, tuition, or faculty visit or email Program Director Courtney Kalbacker,

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