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 amidst 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: September 1
Dance applications: November 1
Music School Festival Orchestra applications: November 1
Piano applications: November 1
Visual Arts applications: 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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Dance Program

danceAlumniThe Chautauqua Ballet program, 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

MSFO orchestra BG 07072015 Master 126Each summer we enroll 80 of the most promising young instrumentalists from here 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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2 editInternationally known actors, directors, designers and writers join nineteen 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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Visual Arts Program

CN5H9087 webThe 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

voice guest artistsThe Chautauqua Institution Voice Department 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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