Sewanee WinterFest
WinterFest 2022 dates will be announced in Fall 2021.

The Sewanee WinterFest is a one-week program focused on fostering community and connection among talented young performers, composers, and conductors. We seek to help artists reboot, renew, and prepare for the next phase of their professional career. We will bring together our outstanding SSMF faculty, along with acclaimed guest artists who together will shape an extraordinary week. Beyond musicianship, our unique and immersive program will focus on a range of important topics facing young artists today, including:

        • Music and community engagement 
        • Career development resources 
        • Mindfulness and thoughtful practice 
        • Delivering your art digitally 
        • Teaching in the 21st century 
        • Advocacy 
        • Being a relevant artist in modern society

Since its inception over 60 years ago, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival has been a launching pad for the next generation of talented artists/citizens. While we are expanding beyond our regular summer season, the core of what we do remains the same.

Instrumental Program

John Kilkenny
SSMF Director

Conducting Institute

Gene H. Moon
Program Director

Opera Intensive

Laura Brooks Rice
Program Director

Composition Intensive

Jorge Variego
Program Director