June 20~26
first annual

Newburgh Summer Music Festival
Master Class and Concert Series

Instrumentalists, Vocalists, Ensemble, and Accompaniment
Intensive workshops for students dedicated to classical music

June 20 Faculty Concert 7pm
June 23 Faculty Concert 7pm
June 25 & 26 Student Debut


The Newburgh Music Festival is a week long immersive program with daily private lessons and chamber music coaching sessions, given by faculty of international acclaim. The course is open to anyone from age 15 and up.

Participants will show significant progress in solo performance through regular lessons, and benefit from the intensive and frequent musical collaboration with peers. The chamber music repertoire will be assigned in advance. Complete knowledge of individual parts and strong familiarity with the piece as a whole will be required from every student.Repertoire for solo performance in the festival will also be discussed and decided upon in advance.

There will be various performance opportunities: outreach concerts, masterclasses, and an entire festival
week-end consisting of solo, chamber music, and vocal performances. Participants will have a chance to hear world-class performers every week day, in addition to their personal work, and share this special music with a world-class audience.
We hope to see you here this summer.


Dmitri Berlinsky: Michigan State University, Artist teacher, professor of violin, MI
John Greer: vocal coach, collaborative piano, Toronto, Canada
Natasha Lipkina: Nyack college faculty, Artistic director of Interplay, violin, viola, string method, NY
Dr. Sherry Overholt: Queens College, SUNY Purchase, soprano, NY
Victoria Schwartzman: Montclair State University and Long Island University adjunct faculty. piano, vocal coach, NY
Susanne Son: Director of Preparatory Division of Bard College, piano, NY



Monday to Friday daily schedule:
10am - 1pm: Private lessons
1pm - 2pm: Lunch break
2:30-5:30 Chamber music coaching sessions, rehearsing or practicing
6pm: Dinner break

8pm - 10pm: Masterclasses, faculty concerts, lecture-recitals
Saturday and Sunday: Festival weekend.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2016

It is free to apply. 26 spaces are currently available.
Applications received after April 15 will be considered depending on available space.
Upon acceptance into the program a deposit of $500 will be due. Remaining tuition will be due no later than May 20. Applicants accepted after May 20 will pay full tuition up-front. Cancellations will be refunded minus $300.

Please use form provided here  - attach any necessary files and required audio files and email to newburghsmf@gmail.com

Fees and Accommodations

Program and Room & Board for Students 18 and older $1400

Students 15-17 must find alternate accommodations with appropriate chaperone
Fee for ages 15-17 $1,100

Individual dorm rooms included, located at Mount Saint Mary College, in walking distance to all studios. Breakfast and lunch also provided in a community studio at Atlas Industries ~ students and faculty are expected to attend. Dinner from 6pm to 8pm is not provided, however a wide variety of affordable restaurants are also in walking distance.

Distances from dorms and studios vary from 5-15 minute walks, car-pools and ride-shares may develop, however students should be able to walk or coordinate their travel to studios independently.
Students utilizing dorms should plan on checking in Sunday, June 19, and all students should make plans in accordance as class begins Monday morning, June 20.

At this time no Scholarships are available, but we will update this page with any changes
Please email newburghsmf@gmail.com for all other inquiries.

Metro-North Railroad to the Beacon Station and other bus services are available. Transportation will be provided to and from local ports.