What if you could design the perfect summer music camp? Sandy Marcucci wanted to do just that for her daughter studying the violin with Kim Fisher from the Philadelphia Orchestra, so she started literally in her own backyard. Now, 20 years later, the Philadelphia International Music Festival has become a major destination for hundreds of students around the world, who get to study with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Most summer music camps have a selective audition process which prospective students need to pass in order to attend. This summer, I’ll be one of the piano directors at the Philadelphia International Music Festival (PIMF), which takes place on the beautiful campus of Bryn Mawr University. One of the things that makes PIMF so unique is that fact that it’s open to music students of all ages and ability levels. Its audition process is used to customize the student’s experience rather than select them. The result is a welcoming experience where everyone is immersed in classical music and given the opportunity to make their own best progress with the help of master teachers from the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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The Philadelphia International Music Festival: http://philadelphiamusicfestival.org/
The Philadelphia Orchestra: https://philorch.org/
PIMF is the best music camp! My son has attended so many music camps and this is the one that he wants to go back to year after year. He feels so at home and loves the experience. As a parent I appreciate that the camp caters to the needs and desires of each student so they’re being challenged and yet still having fun.
Thanks so much for sharing your son’s experience with PIMF! What instrument does he play?
[…] I’ll be the Piano Director at the Philadelphia International Music Festival for the next two weeks. Check out my interview with PIMF Director and co-founder Sandy Marcucci. […]