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

Registration Open for Fall 2021 Masterclass Series

Sewanee Summer Music Festival

June 18—July 17, 2022
Apply beginning October 15th, 2021!

Maestra JoAnn Falletta will receive an Honorary Degree from The University of the South, where SSMF is housed, on September 17, 2021.

SSMF presents a concert featuring 2021 Jacqueline Avent Concerto Competition Winners in honor of the event.
Friday, September 17, 2021, 7:30 pm CT, Guerry Auditorium

A poster for the JoAnn Falletta Tribute Concert at Sewanee featuring headshots of Falletta and the performers.


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.


The Festival Director is working with our faculty snd guest conductors to develop programming that is both exciting for our participants and presentable under current COVID-19 restrictions. A full repertoire list for the Cumberland Orchestra and Sewanee Symphony will be announced in January 2022.

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

Paul Bryan
Dean, Curtis Institute of Music