The Pierre Monteux School & Music Festival is a six week summer program providing training and practical experience for orchestra 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 at 5 p.m. from June 25-July 30, and five Mainely Chamber Music concerts at 7:30 p.m.each Wednesday from June 28-July 26.


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.

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