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World-Class Artists and Music
Brevard Music Center stands as one of this country's premier summer training programs and festivals. More than 500 gifted students, ages 14 through post-college, come to the Music Center every summer to study with a distinguished faculty of over 80 artists from the nation's leading orchestras, colleges, and conservatories.
"Brevard Music Center is an oasis away from the rest of the world where I can do what I love uninterrupted for 7 weeks."
Under the artistic direction of acclaimed conductor and BMC alumnus Keith Lockhart – Principal Conductor of the Boston Pops and Chief Guest Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra in London – passion, commitment, and excellence are signatures of Brevard's summer programs.
Participants learn by sitting with principal players from major symphonies, attending seminars with Grammy-winning composers, working with masterful conductors and soloists, and attending the nearly 80 performances presented each season.
Over the past eight decades, the Brevard Music Center has welcomed many of the world's most famous musicians to perform with our talented student orchestras. Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Conrad Tao, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Renée Fleming are just a few of the artists who have graced the stage of our 1800-seat open air, lakeside auditorium during a music festival that welcomes over 40,000 attendees each summer.
Parker Concert Hall
Opening in 2020, the new Parker Concert Hall will be home to the Brevard Music Center's piano, chamber music, classical guitar, and jazz programs. The hall features concert seating up to 400, with a retractable modular seating system that makes the year-round space uniquely versatile.
A Community of Musicians
The hallmark of the Brevard Music Center is the powerful sense of community that is created every June through August. In a rigorous yet empowering program of instruction and professional performance, students and faculty co-exist on campus, collaborate in the classroom, and perform as one on the stage. Private lessons are complemented and enhanced by participating in orchestral, chamber, and opera performances.
Immerse Yourself in Music
Become part of the BMC community. Experience the thrill of performing with the world's most celebrated artists. Practice your craft and develop your skills in a picturesque rehearsal studio – in nature, beside the lake, amongst the white pines, alongside the stream. Share a communal lunch or an impromptu conversation with faculty and guest artists in our cafeteria. Interact with patrons who fill our auditoriums and love to hear your music.
We welcome you, the next generation of musicians and artists. We encourage you, and challenge you, to experience the magic of the Brevard Music Center. In a community of musicians, you will be transformed. On the stage and in the classroom, you will be inspired. In just one summer, you will make new friendships that will last a lifetime.