Summer is approaching fast here, and I’d like to encourage double bassists at all levels to try and perform in some sort of summer music festival. I wrote a blog post on the importance of summer festivals last year, and the advice from that post still holds true. Summer is a prime opportunity to get out of your musical cocoon and interact with new groups of musicians.
My links page has a long list of summer festivals that I recommend in the United States. I recently added a new festival in New York state called the Frenchwoods Festival of the Performing Arts. Check it out!
I would also be interested in expanding this lst to include European festivals, so e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a comment with any suggestions.
Summer Music Festivals in the United States
Aspen Music Festival
Tanglewood Music Festival
National Repertory Orchestra
National Orchestral Institute
Pacific Music Festival
Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
Brevard Music Center
Sewanee Music Festival
Birch Creek Music Performance Center
Hot Springs Music Festival
MYA Summer Music Festival
Bradetich Master Classes
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Pine Mountain Music Festival
National High School Music Institute
Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI)
Crane Youth Music Camp
Sarasota Music Festival
Youth Orchestra of the Americas
Frenchwoods Festival of the Performing Arts