Each day, festival participants will: 

  • have a chamber music session with nationally-recognized faculty members

  • chamber orchestra rehearsal, performing great works from the standard orchestral repertoire

  • opportunities for private instruction

  • time to take advantage of the many opportunities for recreation and relaxation at the Villa Maria Center

  • masterclasses on a variety of subjects including orchestral excerpts, technique, and career building for performing musicians

  • attend performances of our outstanding faculty artists

  • a non-competitive, supportive environment to grow as a musician and make life-long friends 

Past Orchestra Repertoire included:

  • Beethoven Symphonies 1, 2, 7, 8

  • Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 40

  • Schubert - Symphony No. 5

  • Vivaldi - Gloria 



Getting to the Festival

  • Participating musicians should plan arrive on the afternoon of Sunday, June 2, 2019 and depart on Sunday, June 16, 2010

  • If flying, participants should fly into Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

  • Villa Maria Center is just off of US 422 one mile east of the Pennsylvania/Ohio border. Driving directions can be found here.


The setting at Villa Maria is reflective and beautiful—a positive environment capable of transforming young students into real musicians.

—Stephen Caplan | Oboe Professor, UNLV