The Monteux School & Music Festival 2019 season consists of six full weeks from Monday, June 17 through Sunday, July 28. (All participants arrive on Sunday, June 16 and leave the morning of Monday, July 29.) Each week’s schedule consists of six masterclass orchestra rehearsals, held on Tuesday through Friday mornings (9:00 am-12:30 pm) and on Tuesday and Friday evenings (7:00-10:00pm).
Dress rehearsals for Sunday concerts are held on Saturday mornings (9:00 am-1:00 pm).
Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon at 5:00 pm (beginning June 23) and are led by enrolled conductors. In addition, Mainely Chamber Music concerts featuring ensembles organized and performed by program participants, are presented each Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm starting the second week. Some guest artists and clinicians will also participate in these chamber concerts. Musicians are strongly encouraged to broaden their experience by participating in the weekly chamber music concerts.
Sectionals and Seminars
Sectionals, seminars, and score study sessions are scheduled by the Music Director and the Conducting Associate on an ad hoc basis or when requested by program participants. Guest speakers Henry Fogel and Diane Wittry will present seminars on the role of the Music Director in the 21st Century as well as the Music Director application and interview process with American Orchestras.
In general, Mondays are free days except in the first week, which follows a modified schedule.