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.

Conducting Fellowship

070918 MusicSchoolFestivalOrchestra HK 1The 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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Instrumental Program

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

0628 Gavrylyuk Master Class BCH 10The 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

 62A1694The Chautauqua School of Art, serving students and emerging artists, is an incubator of inclusive and expansive programming in the visual arts composed of classes, workshops and one-on-one time with mentors covering all media.

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Voice Program

072419 Voice GF 02The 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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Chautauqua Music Camps

082016 musiccamps dm 04The Chautauqua Music Camps features three camps in one: Orchestra Camp, Middle School Band Camp and High School Jazz Camp.

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Chautauqua Diversity Fellows

0714 MSFO RLG03masterChautauqua Institution is pleased to announce the establishment of the Chautauqua Diversity Fellows Program, an expansion of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) groundbreaking Diversity Fellowship Program for pre-professional underrepresented musicians.  

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Scholarships graphicThanks to generous scholarships, these training programs attract more than 300 students from across the world. Current levels of support fund approximately half the overall need experienced by these artists. Gifts of all sizes make a difference and can be allocated to either a program of one’s choosing, or be applied wherever it’s needed most!  

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Marion International Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts

This Fellowship is designed to support an artistic journey through which a creative project is developed, using the resources of the Marion Circle Member Organizations. Selected fellow(s) will demonstrate outstanding achievement and high professional potential in the arts. The Fellowship award is up to $18,000, which may be used for materials, travel expenses, technical or collaborative assistance, and includes a personal stipend up to $5,000. Applicants must be current or former affiliates of one or more of the Marion Circle Member Organizations, in roles such as artistic or professional staff, faculty, fellows, or artists-in-residence.

The Marion International Fellowship was created to connect The Circle Members, who have been generously supported by Cathy and Jesse Marion.  

Application deadline: March 15, 2021

For questions, please email sarah.hamilton@fredonia.edu

Click here for more information or to apply