Classical Guitar Camp at the Philadelphia International Music Festival

Partial For 2019 Inaugural Year

Call 856.875.6816 or Email: Jacob.Heil@pimf.org for more information.

The Philadelphia International Music Festival is pleased to announce a new program of study in Classical Guitar. 

The PIMF Guitar Program will include private lessons, guitar ensemble, masterclasses, performances and chamber music with guitarist, lutenist, conductor, and music educator Daniel Boring.  

Summer study at the PIMF Guitar Camp will expose you to a wide range of musical experience, as well as enrich your abilities as a soloist and chamber musician. The PIMF Guitar Camp will include ample performance opportunities as both a soloist and in ensemble. 

Daniel Boring
Classical Guitar Program Director

Daniel Boring Is a rare performer who specializes in various instruments including baroque, classical and romantic guitars, baroque lute and.theorbo. He is a native of western New York where he received performance degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Ithaca College School of Music. Former teachers include the Castellani-Andriaccio duo, Donald Miller, Timothy Schmidt, Pablo Cohen, and James Tyler. Mr. Boring made his European debut in Rome, Italy in 1995 where he participated as chamber artist with the Rome festival orchestra and ballet company. Return engagements throughout Italy include performances with the Opera Theatre of Luccaorchestral member and chamber music artist. Notable U.S. performances include Lincoln Center, the Chautauqua Institute, Kimmel Center, and The World Theater.

A Classical Guitar Camp Like No Other!

  • One private lesson weekly with a member of our guitar faculty
  • Faculty concerts featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Daily guitar ensemble rehearsals
  • Daily private practice, with limited practice coach availability
  • Ear Training, Choir, and other music education class electives
  • Optional Chamber Music Program (additional fee applies)
  • Each summer classical guitar camp session concludes with a gala Grand Finale Concert
  • Swimming, volleyball, basketball and more during free time
  • Exciting evening activities and presentations; previous festivals have included private presentations by such renowned performers as Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman

Classical Guitar Camp Session Dates:

July 2019

Two-Week Program: July 13 – 26, 2019

One-Week Programs: July 13 – 19, 2019  |  July 20 – 26, 2019

Classical Guitar Camp Sample Schedule

  • 8:45 – 9:30 a.m.: Full Festival Meeting (including participants, PIMF staff, and all other music camp participants)
  • 9:45 – 12:00: Guitar Ensemble
  • 12:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:50 – 1:50: Daily Class Options (Choir, Technique, Sight Reading, Composition, Music History, Ear Training, Music Theory, & more)
  • 2:00 – 3:00: Private Practice (required for all participants)
  • 3:15 – 5:15: Chamber Music Program*, Sports, Drama, or Private Practice
  • 5:30 p.m.: Dinner (Resident & Extended Day Campers only)
  • 7:00 – 9:00: Evening Events (Student Concerts, Faculty Recitals featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Masterclasses, Competitions, Off-Campus trips to Philadelphia Orchestra concert(s), Talent Show, Movie Night, and more!)

*Additional fees apply for Chamber Music Program. The Chamber Music Program is by audition only.  Audition information will be sent upon receipt of online registration form.

Attendance Options

Students in all PIMF summer music programs have three attendance options:

  • Resident Camper (residing on campus throughout the duration of the session)
  • Extended Day Camper (8:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily)
  • Day Camper (8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. daily).

Please note that the Extended Day Camp fee includes both lunch and dinner. The Day Camp fee includes lunch only.

Students are not required to submit audition files prior to registering. Audition files are required for placement purposes only and should be uploaded only after a student has registered for the program. Click here for registration information.

Auditions Will Determine:

  • Ensemble Placement
  • Chamber Music Placement
  • Masterclass Invitations
  • Private Instructor (in some cases)

Attending Classical Guitar Camp as a Resident Student:

Two-Week Resident Fee: $3150

One-Week Resident Fee: $1800

Attending Classical Guitar Camp as a Commuter:

Two-Week Commuter Fee (8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.): $2550

One-Week Commuter Fee (8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.): $1550

Attending Classical Guitar Camp as an Extended-Day Commuter:

Two-Week Extended-Day Commuter Fee (8:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.): $2800

One-Week Extended-Day Commuter Fee (8:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.): $1700

Please note that the Extended-Day commuter fee includes both lunch and dinner. The “8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.” commuter fee includes lunch only.

Automated three or six month, interest-free payment plans available. Simply choose your desired option at check-out.

Are all PIMF summer programs held in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania?

Although some of our year-round programming is facilitated on other sites, ALL classical guitar camp programs are held on the estate-like grounds of Bryn Mawr College, (named by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of the 30 most beautiful college campuses in the U.S.).

Do you provide transportation options to/from the PIMF summer programs?

Yes, we do! Please phone our office for more details or to schedule a pickup.

Is it necessary to submit audition materials for Classical Guitar camp prior to registering?

No. Although many of our summer music camp programs are by-audition-only, the PIMF Classical Guitar Camp Program includes up to five orchestra levels. Consequently, it is possible to accept students of varying ages and skill levels. Auditions for Orchestra Camp are for placement purposes only.

When is the audition deadline?

Audition materials are due on or before April 30. This applies to all PIMF summer music camp participants.

Is there any required audition repertoire for the Classical Guitar Camp?

Visit our auditions page for more info. Please note that students registering for the Classical Guitar Camp must complete online registration prior to submitting audition materials.

How do I submit my audition materials?

PIMF uses the online portal Acceptd for all auditions. For detailed, easy-to-follow instructions, click here and choose “How to Upload Your Audition File” at the bottom of the page.

What if I need technical help with submitting my online audition materials?

Please feel free to contact our Auditions Director at ben.patterson@pimf.org, or contact Acceptd support directly.

What is the last date I can register for the PIMF summer music programs?

Early registration is highly recommended as enrollment is limited. Once the program is filled to capacity, students are placed on a waiting list.

Do you provide rentals if my airline cannot accommodate my instrument?

Yes. Many musicians (international students in particular) request information regarding cello and bass rentals. Please phone our Administrative Offices at: 856-875-6816 and we would be happy to assist you in securing a rental instrument.

Is chamber music included in the Classical Guitar Program?

Chamber music is an available afternoon option for all summer music camp programs at PIMF (click here for fees and additional information).

Are there any final concerts that friends and family can attend?

The Grand Finale concert is held on the last day of each session. If attending the first week of any session, Grand Finales are held on Friday afternoon at 7:00pm. If attending a two-week session (or the second week in any session), Grand Finales are held on Friday evening at 5:30pm. All festival orchestras perform at every Grand Finale.

"Can't wait for next year!"

"I have been to PIMF for two years now and it’s an incredible place to be. I’m always so inspired even months after I’ve attended and I continue to enjoy uncovering the new things that I can learn there. Can’t wait for next year!”

- Megan F., 2018

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"Loved the focus on practicing"

"Awesome - my daughter’s playing improved with the high level of music instruction. She also met quite a few kid musicians from all over the world that she’s been keeping contact with. I really loved the focus on practicing. She will be returning next year!”

- James M., 2018

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"Thank you PIMF!"

"Our son loves PIMF and improves his level of play and repertoire for percussion. He loves the experience and time with friends in the dorms. He is going into his fourth summer in 2019. Thank you PIMF!”

- Jeff D., 2018

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"So excited for this upcoming year!"

"The 2019 PIMF season will be my 3rd year at this camp and I absolutely love it!! Working with the members of the Philadelphia Orchestra has made me learn and grow so much and being able to work with other musicians my age is so much fun! I am so excited for this upcoming year and many years of PIMF!!!!”

- Kate F., 2018

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"The staff are always so courteous and helpful"

“Our children love this camp so much. This is their fourth season, and I'm sure we will be back next year. What they learned this year was just amazing. The atmosphere is not only professional, it's fun! They come home inspired by all they see and set new goals for their playing. The staff are always so courteous and helpful. The Philadelphia Orchestra teachers are always the best. Thank you for all your hard work.”

- Jean F., 2019

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