Fredonia Summer Music Festival
The 27th Annual Fredonia Summer Music Festival has a long history of providing high school students with a friendly and relaxed setting for musical growth. Set on the beautiful campus of The State University of New York at Fredonia and housed in the university's School of Music, the Fredonia Summer Music Festival takes advantage of the campus' first-rate facilities and world-class teachers. Many of the Festival faculty are also professors at the university. Outstanding performers and teachers provide unique opportunities for learning, improving technical skills and expanding musicality.
The Festival continues its tradition of excellence with the third year of the Honors Solo Vocal program (grades 9 - 12) for students interested in further developing their skills as a solo classical vocalist. The Band program (grades 9 - 12) is open to instrumental music students (winds, brass, and percussion) with performance opportunities in large ensembles, chamber music, jazz and more. For the first time, Fredonia will offer a Strings program (grades 8 - 12) for high school string instrumentalists. Students in all three programs will attend daily musicianship classes, participate in master classes, attend special evening performances, and have time for individual practice and recreation. Together, the Festival offer students outstanding quality and exceptional value.
The Fredonia Summer Music Festival is an exceptional value. We intentionally keep our tuition and fees as low as possible to make this outstanding musical experience available to everyone. Tuition and fees include: ensemble participation, all instruction (theory, musicianship, composition, etc), attendance at professional music performances and master classes, daily recreation, all meals and housing, and a Festival t-shirt and group photo. Limited scholarships are available for instruments as specified on the tuition page. Families in financial need are strongly urged to request funding in writing from your local school, religious organization, or other charitable organizations (Rotary, Lions, etc) for other possible financial support.