Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music

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. Participants receive a fellowship covering 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. All  performances are presented in the acoustically supurb Music Shed and are professionally recorded and livestreamed.

2023 Dates + Deadlines

January 5, 2023: Application Deadline for New Music Workshop
January 5, 2023: Application Deadline Chamber Music Session
June 22 – July 1, 2023: New Music Workshop
July 2 – August 13, 2023: Chamber Music Session

Study at Norfolk

Applications are closed for summer 2023.

Chamber Music Session

For six weeks, advanced individual instrumentalists and pre-formed ensembles study and perform chamber music with Festival artists.  

New Music Workshop

The New Music Workshop nurtures a philosophy of equal collaboration between composers and performers.

Alumni GRAMMY Nominations

Norfolk alumni and faculty GRAMMY Award nominees.

Life at Norfolk
A typical day for Norfolk fellows includes daily ensemble coachings with Festival artists and a concert or master class in the evening. There is also plenty of time for private practice, as well as an afternoon hike or swim in Tobey Pond.