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The Philadelphia International Music Festival (PIMF) is a summer music program directed by Kimberly Fisher, Principal Second Violin of The Philadelphia Orchestra, offering student musicians from around the world the unique opportunity of spending one, two, or four weeks immersed in music education and performance training with members of the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra.
Our outstanding summer music programs include: private lessons, master classes and faculty recitals with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra; daily orchestra, ensemble and chamber music rehearsals; daily course electives including: conducting, choir, composition, sight reading, music theory, ear training, fiddle music, and jazz ensemble; ample solo performance and competition opportunities; day trips to Ocean City, New Jersey (America’s Favorite Family Beach Resort), Philadelphia’s Mann Music Center for a Philadelphia Orchestra outdoor concert, and more.
There are eight music camp options at PIMF: Symphony Orchestra, Solo Performance Preparation, Piano Studies, Chamber Music Intensive, Children's Symphony, Music Theatre & Opera, College Audition Preparation, and Music House International (a summer music program for college students and young professionals).
As musicians, we learn best by observing, listening, inquiring, practicing and performing. Kimberly Fisher, Principal Second Violin of The Philadelphia Orchestra, is renowned for her masterful teaching style. Her master classes offer powerful and effective learning tools, practice techniques, and musical insights which students can readily apply to their own playing.
PIMF is closely monitoring Coronavirus-related public health initiatives. All camp and festival events are proceeding as scheduled, beginning with opening day festivities, Saturday, June 20. For Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates, click here.