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.


The family of Steinway pianos at Chautauqua are facilitated by the Steinway & Sons factory in Astoria, NY.

2019 applications open at different times for each of our programs. Please check back for regular program updates.

Voice applications: Open September 1. Deadline October 10
Instrumental applications: Open November 1 
Piano applications: Open November 1


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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Voice Program

071518 VoiceOperaLelisirdamore HK 8The 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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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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