Outstanding faculty

Beautiful location

Grow as an artist
A summer you will never forget

The dates for the Sewanee Summer Music Festival are:

June 15th – July 14th, 2019.

One of the nation’s premier orchestra 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.

Apply for the 2019 SSMF here.


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.


This summer, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival explores the beauty of our natural world and the intimate connection between music and nature. Orchestral literature and chamber music programming will reflect a broad range of music that is inspired the beauty of our natural surrounding.

An exceptional experience for amazing musicians.

Festival participants will be fully immersed in the musical experience. Students will participate in daily orchestra rehearsals and chamber music coaching, as well as weekly lessons and master classes with our renowned faculty. In addition, participants can select to study composition, attend a conducting workshop, compete in our annual concerto competition, or perform in our student showcase concerts. Each week, both symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles perform for our Sewanee community in popular and well attended performances in Guerry hall. Educational outreach community performances and a rousing 4th of July celebration round out a full, but rewarding summer season.


Make the most of your summer having fun


Study with the nation’s best instructors


Develop your musical skills in a beautiful environment

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!