“Making music is about breathing, about a voice, or an instrument, or a group, taking the lead for a moment, […]
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 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, 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 six music camp options at PIMF: Symphony Orchestra, Solo Performance Preparation, Piano Studies, Chamber Music Intensive, College Audition Preparation, and Solo Intensive Programs at Music House International (a summer music program for college students and young professionals).
PIMFOnline presents weekly 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; Ricardo Morales, Principal Clarinet; Boris Allakhverdayn, Principal Clarinet, the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and many more!
Based on standard repertoire, classes will include universal topics such as practice strategies, performance tips, dealing with nerves, and music of the great masters - topics that are relevant for all aspiring musicians.
Outstanding student musicians from around the world will perform in these master classes, designed specifically for music students, parents and teachers.