Why Choose PIMF?
We offer young musicians from around the world the completely unique opportunity of spending 7, 14, or even 28 days immersed in classical music education and performance with members of the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra. Students spend their days in orchestra and chamber music studies, solo performances, competitions, private practice, private lessons and master classes with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, music education electives including ear training, theory, composition, conducting or choir, day trips to Ocean City, New Jersey, and the Mann Music Center (for a Philadelphia Orchestra concert), and much more.
Our vocal students participate in a program we call “L’amore della Lirica” where they, too, are immersed in music studies – concentrating on some of the world’s most beloved operas, such as works by Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, and Wagner. Daily instruction focuses on the essentials of vocal health and technique; how to present a character and convey emotions through stagecraft and acting skills; the importance of music theory and how it affects the dramatic impact of the performance; and much more!