Celebrating 15 Years
PIMF is a 14-day summer music festival featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra. The program includes daily orchestra rehearsals, chamber music, private lessons, master classes, solo performance opportunities, concerto competitions, and more.
Our faculty, comprised of some of the world’s finest musicians, has a passion for classical music. It is this passion, in fact, that has enabled them to develop into world-class musicians. It is our goal at the Philadelphia International Music Festival to pass on to the student the energy, the enthusiasm, the intensity that set apart the superb player from the average, the extraordinary from the ordinary. Our private lessons, master classes, and faculty recitals featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, give string players a taste of professional performance. Our required private practice hours help young students establish greater discipline habits; and our numerous concerts and daily discussion groups teach young musicians to FALL IN LOVE with music. This saturation in classical music education and performance can make a significant impact on the lives of promising performers. It is our hope that you will join us – or if you are a teacher, that your students will join us – for the Philadelphia International Music Festiva in June.
Each year, students from throughout the United States and abroad, attend the youth music camp at Philadelphia International Music Festival, featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Open to orchestral players of all ages and skill levels, from 8 – 18 years of age,the program includes a separate division for college students. The festival – conducted on the exquisite grounds of Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania – offers students a unique opportunity to spend 14 days immersed in classical music education and performance. Featuring members of the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, the festival includes daily orchestra rehearsals, private lessons (up to 5 per week) daily music education courses such as music history, ear-training, and sight reading, optional daily chamber music rehearsals, solo performance opportunities, daily private practice time, faculty recitals and master classes featuring prinicipal players and other members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, weekly concerto competitions, an off-campus trip to a Philadelphia Orchestra performance at the Mann Center or Kimmel Center in Philaldelphia, and much, much more. The festival is divided into three programs: the Children’s Program, for students eight to ten years of age (exceptions made for intermediate and advanced younger students) the Senior Program, for students 11-19 years of age, and the College and Young Professionals Program. The are four programs to select from in the Senior Division: PIMF Symphony Program (with seven orchestra levels), Solo Performance Preparation Program, College Auditions Preparation Program,and Piano, with Hugh Sung of the Curtis Institute of Music.Visit our website at: www.PhiladelphiaMusicFestival.org, or phone 856-875-6816 for additional information.
General Information
The Philadelphia International Music Festival is an exciting, 14-day summer music camp featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Directed by Kimberly Fisher, Principal Second Violin of The Philadelphia Orchestra, the festival is open to students of all ages and skill levels and includes private lessons and master classes with members of the Phila. Orchestra, daily orchestra and chamber music rehearsals, faculty concerts featuring principal players from The Phila. Orchestra, solo performance opportunities including two exhilarating concerto competitions, and much more! Check back regularly for new and exciting PIMF events/photos/information/discussions.
For older blog posts, please visit our former PIMF page.


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