Every summer, Chautauqua Institution brings some of the world’s most talented musicians, vocalists, dancers and visual artists to the grounds for educational and performance opportunities amid our world-class culture and arts environment.

2018 applications open at different times for each of our programs. Please check back for regular program updates.

Voice applications: Beginning September 1
Dance applications: Beginning November 1
Music School Festival Orchestra applications: Beginning November 1
Piano applications: Beginning November 1
Visual Arts applications: Beginning January 1


Conducting Fellowship

MSFO final performance 20150817 5238The David Effron Conducting Fellowship is awarded to a gifted student pursuing a career in conducting. The applicant must be enrolled in or recently graduated (within the last year) from a graduate conducting program.

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School of Dance

07XX17 FestivalDancePreview CB 01The Chautauqua School of Dance, under the direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, is well known for the unique opportunity it affords students to study with master teachers within a small studio environment.

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Music School Festival Orchestra

070517 First music school festival orchestra mpo 06Each summer we enroll 80 of the most promising young instrumentalists from the United States and abroad to join us for an exciting summer of music-making.

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Piano Program

piano chamber musicThe program offers an exceptional and exciting mixture of traditional and innovative classes, concerts and an artist certificate program.

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Theater Conservatory & Fellows

082417 Detroit67 mpo 05Internationally known actors, directors, designers and writers join 19 emerging artists drawn from the nation's top training programs to form a unique company that produces a vibrant summer of work in the historic Bratton Theater.

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School of Art

072217 schoolArtExhibit OS 09The School of Art presents the opportunity for the kind of sustained and focused study in studio art not available in academic settings.

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Voice Program

20170810 ls 04812The Chautauqua Voice Program is a seven-week intensive educational program that seeks to offer the highest caliber of training for the young singer, 18 and older.

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Beyer and Holloway FigaroOur arts alumni are currently living, performing, and teaching all over the world. We look forward to learning more about you and where you are headed in your life and career.

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