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 to spend up to 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; ample solo performance and competition opportunities; Philadelphia’s Mann Music Center for a Philadelphia Orchestra outdoor concert, and more.

There are six program options for musicians ages 11-19: Symphony Orchestra, Solo Performance Preparation, Piano Studies, Chamber Music Intensive, College Audition Preparation, as well as the new Viola Intensive Program.

Happening Now at PIMFOnline: Virtual Master Class Series with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra

PIMFOnline presents monthly online master classes hosted by principal players of The Philadelphia Orchestra including: Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director; Erina Yashima, Assistant Conductor; David Kim, Concertmaster; Marc Rovetti, Assistant Concertmaster; Hai-Ye Ni, Principal Cello; Boris Allakhverdayn, Principal Clarinet, the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and many more!

Outstanding student musicians from around the world will perform in these master classes, designed specifically for music students, parents and teachers.

Click here to learn more about the Master Class Series or to upload an audition to perform!


Philadelphia International Music Camp & Festival - In The News: Read recent news articles here.

Week of April 7, 2024: PIMF is still accepting auditions for all of our summer music programs (see descriptions below). As the festival is just months away, we make a point of sending acceptance letters at the earliest possible date - often within 48 hours of receiving audition materials. Those accepted will also receive a congratulatory telephone call from our Student & Family Liaison Director, Pamela Miller. Once a program is full - we post an announcement stating such on the corresponding program page, and perspective participants are placed on a Waiting List. If you do not see an announcement at the top of a program page - there is still time to audition/register.

Choose One of Six In-Person Program Options:

Philadelphia International Music Camp & Festival
Featuring Members of The Philadelphia Orchestra


Assistant Concertmaster
The Philadelphia Orchestra


Principal Second Violin
The Philadelphia Orchestra


Assistant Principal Second Violin
The Philadelphia Orchestra


Principal Cello
The Philadelphia Orchestra


Acting Assistant Principal Bass
The Philadelphia Orchestra


Associate Principal Flute
The Philadelphia Orchestra


Principal Clarinet
The Philadelphia Orchestra


Principal Clarinet
Los Angeles Philharmonic


Co-Principal Bassoon
The Philadelphia Orchestra


Associate Principal Horn
The Philadelphia Orchestra


Co-Principal Trombone
The Philadelphia Orchestra


Principal Percussion
The Philadelphia Orchestra

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