Outstanding faculty

Beautiful location

Grow as an artist
A summer you will never forget

The dates for the Sewanee Summer Music Festival are:

June 20th – July 19th, 2020.

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One of the nation’s premier orchestral and chamber music training festivals

The impact of Sewanee is felt in concert halls, conservatories, universities and teaching studios across the United States and around the world.


Our faculty come from leading orchestras, chamber ensembles, conservatories and university programs. They come to Sewanee each summer to perform, teach and inspire the next generation.


Each summer, Sewanee assembles leading conductors from across the world who are passionate about music and educating the next generation of musical leaders.


During the 2019 season, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival explored the beauty of our natural world and the intimate connection between music and nature. Orchestral literature and chamber music programming reflected a broad range of music that is inspired the beauty of our natural surrounding.

“The Sewanee Summer Music Festival has been a stalwart in the orchestral teaching community. I have personally referred all of my best students to attend… and they have loved it!”

“I had a FANTASTIC experience – I gained so many life long friends and worked with amazing musicians!”