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 this summer with a week-long New Music Workshop for composers followed by a six-week Chamber Music Session for instrumentalists and ensembles. Each participant 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 Showcase 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.
2021 Dates + Deadlines
December 7, 2020: Applications online
January 7, 2021: New Music Workshop application deadline
January 7, 2021: Chamber Music Session application deadline
March 31, 2021: Admissions decisions sent by email
June 17–28, 2021: New Music Workshop
July 4–August 15, 2021: Chamber Music Session
Sessions at Norfolk
Norfolk has three renowned programs to choose from.