/ News / Early Dates Announced for Curtis Summerfest 2018

Dates and information available now for 2018 Young Artist Summer Program, Chamber Music for Adults

Two of Curtis Summerfest's most popular and longest-running programs return in 2018. Chamber Music for Adults will take place from May 17–20, and the Young Artist Summer program will again span three weeks, from July 15–August 4.

Curtis Summerfest students in Rittenhouse SquareThe Young Artist Summer Program offers young musicians a chance to experience conservatory life, with a rigorous musical schedule and opportunities to perform in an intimate, challenging, and supportive environment. Led by artistic director David Ludwig and program director Amy J. Yang, the faculty comprises top performers and teachers from across the musical landscape, many of whom are also Curtis alumni. Top artists also visit to conduct masterclasses in each musical department—Curtis president and renowned violist Roberto Díaz is among those who will conduct master classes in 2018.

At Chamber Music for Adults, participants meet and perform with like-minded musicians and play side-by-side with Curtis students in chamber ensembles. Since the program's founding, many participants have returned year after year, and gone on to form friendships and establish their own chamber groups with musicians they first met during Curtis Summerfest. In addition to chamber music, participants have the option to attend piano classes or perform in the program's chamber orchestra in the evenings.

Stay tuned, more 2018 programs will be announced soon—for more information, visit www.curtis.edu/Summerfest.