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Experience vocal and instrumental chamber music in Tuscany! 

DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED to June 1, 2023 as space allows!

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 medieval fantasy festival, local 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 2023 program, we invite applicants for vocal studies, string studies (cello, violin, viola), wind studies (flute, clarinet, oboe, horn, bassoon) and 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 2-week session for Collegiate though Advanced musicians of all ages will be held July 19-Aug 2, 2023. The 1-week Beginner Adult session will be from Aug 2-Aug 10th, 2023.

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 trips to Siena and Montepulciano. Students of all ages (18+) are welcome. If they are accepted in the program, exceptional students who are younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Admission opens on Oct 1, 2022.  We strive to keep our festival small, to a maximum of 40-50 students, and about 10-15 instructors. Our initial admission deadline is March 15, 2023. Applications accepted 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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