Pierre Monteux School and Summer Music Festival

The Pierre Monteux School is a six week summer program providing training and practical experience for conductors and instrumentalists. Participants learn first-hand the many demands of orchestral playing and experience an unrivaled opportunity to learn a large and varied repertoire over the course of its six-week program.

The Summer Music Festival consists of six public orchestra concerts presented each Sunday afternoon and chamber music concerts each Wednesday.


Pierre Monteux School’s program for conductors and orchestra musicians offers:

  • Intensive training and practical experience for conductors and orchestra musicians.
  • Exciting repertoire of some 60 works, encompassing the full scope and variety of the symphonic literature.
  • Unique experience where conductors learn from both sides of the podium. Conductors also play in the orchestra, creating a positive environment in which conductors and instrumentalists work and learn together.
  • Inspired and passionate teaching praised by students and colleagues.