World-class faculty. Breathtaking location. Life-long connections.
Sewanee Summer Music Festival

Apply to Sewanee WinterFest
Digital: January 3—8, 2021

Sewanee Summer Music Festival
June 19—July 18, 2021
Applications for the summer will open in November.

Learn more about how SSMF changes lives in our Annual Report.
We missed our time on the mountain together this summer, but over 100 students joined us for our first ever Virtual SSMF!


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. Programming reflected a broad range of music that is inspired by the beauty of our natural surrounding.

“The day I left Sewanee was the first day I wanted to go back.”

Paul Bryan
Dean, Curtis Institute of Music