Miriam and Henry Schwab Academy of Music


    • 2023 Schwab Summer Academy: July 3–23


    • Violin & Viola Competition: July 22 & 23
             Preliminaries: April 29 & 30
             Applications Due: April 23 (APPLY NOW)


    An enduring gift from Miriam Schwab, The Miriam and Henry Schwab Academy of Music has three main components: an intensive three-week Summer Academy, the Henry Schwab Violin & Viola Competition, and an Extension Program during the Spring and Fall. The Summer Academy offers programs in Chamber Music and Symphony Orchestra. In this intensive three-week summer institute, all students receive classes each weekday from the Academy’s nationally-recognized faculty and present public performances each weekend.

    Festival Director Robert Lawson, “The students and faculty become a family, working together daily to develop their skills and to reach the highest standard of music making.” Academy alumna Sophia Holdorf adds, “It’s an opportunity to push yourself and learn in an open environment; we welcome each other’s experience, cheer each other on, and we build connections we’d never have any other way.”

    In addition, “Music education teaches more than just music,” says Ashley Walters, music director and conductor. “It teaches students to develop a strong work ethic, how to work as a team player to meet goals, and provides students of all ages with an incredible community that can offer support and guidance as they discover and pursue their own dreams.”

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    A Glimpse into one of our many Academy performances!