Study at Norfolk
Summer in Norfolk
Join the ranks of Norfolk alumni
9 Fischoff Competition Prize-Winning Groups
5 of the 13 Banff International String Quartet Competition’s First-Prize-Winning Quartets
Join other up-and-coming chamber musicians at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music. The Festival begins each summer with a week-long New Music Workshop followed by a six-week Chamber Music Session for instrumentalists and ensembles. A week-long Chamber Choir and Choral Conducting Workshop closes the summer season. Participants receives a fellowship that covers the full cost of tuition, housing, and meals.
Fellows receive daily coachings from Festival artists and perform weekly in Emerging Artist Series concerts and alongside internationally acclaimed artists in the Festival Artist Series on the main stage of the Music Shed. All performances are professionally recorded and livestreamed.
The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival – Yale Summer School of Music is continually monitoring the current health situation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that moving forward with the program is safe and appropriate. We will follow Yale University and CDC recommendations and protocols for safety and preparedness.
2022 Dates + Deadlines
Chamber Music Session application deadline: January 6
New Music Workshop application deadline: January 6
Chamber Choir and Choral Conducting Workshop application deadline: March 17
New Music Workshop: June 23–July 2
Chamber Music Session: July 3–August 14
Chamber Choir and Choral Conducting Workshop: August 14–21
Sessions at Norfolk
Norfolk has three renowned programs to choose from.