Internships, Jobs, and Festivals


Strategize where to spend the summer. In addition to helping you hone your craft and work with experts, festivals can help you develop a specialty (new music, baroque, chamber, etc), build musical networks, and open up new markets (abroad and within the US). 

So, make a career coaching appointment to articulate your goals, and then use the resources at your fingertips—faculty knowledge, colleagues inside and outside MSU, and resources such as the following links—to find the right experience for you.

An extensive festival list maintained by Peabody’s Music Entrepreneurship center.

A list of well-respected music festivals, put together by David Cutler, Associate Professor of Music Entrepreneurship at the University of South Carolina.

Running Start List of Festivals

Click on a festival name to be redirected to their host site.
Updated for Summer 2017.

Festival Name

Program Type


8th Blackbird Creative Lab Composition, Instrumental, Pre-formed Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble January 15, 2017
American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS-Graz) Voice, Piano, Orchestra Recordings: June 15, 2017 (voice, piano), March 10, 2017 (orchestra). Register earlier for live auditions.
Aria International Summer Music Academy Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet April 6, 2017
Aspen Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental, Solo/Collaborative Piano, Opera Coaching, Voice, Aspen Conducting Academy, Composition Studies, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Classical Guitar, Chamber Music Studies

Aspen Opera Center: Opera Coaching and Voice: October 21, 2016

Conducting Academy: November 1, 2016

Composition Studies: November 15, 2016

Aspen Contemporary Ensemble: December 1, 2016

Orchestral/instrumental, Chamber Music Studies, Solo and Collaborative Piano, Classical Guitar: January 2, 2017

Atlantic Music Festival Composition, Conductiong, Orchestral/Instrumental, Opera, Piano January 16, 2017
Banff Chamber Music, Percussion, Improv, Piano, Jazz

February 1, 2017
February 22, 2017

Bang on a Can New Music Ensemble/Chamber Music January 13, 2017
Berkshire Choral Festival Choral December 30, 2016
Blossom Music Festival Chamer Music, Orchestral/Instrumental March 10, 2017
Bowdoin Festival Strings, Harp, Percussion, Piano, Collaborative Piano, Composition January 22, 2017
Brevard Music Center Orchestral/Instrumental, Piano, Collaborative Piano, Composition, Piano, Opera Opera: January 17, 2017
All others: February 17, 2017
Britten-Pears School Instrumental, Vocal, Composition November 7, 2016
Centrum Summer Workshops Blues, Jazz, Choir, Chamber Music Rolling
Chautauqua Institution Orchestral/Instrumental, Piano, Theatre, Voice Voice: October 30, 2016 
Theatre: December 7, 2016
Instrumental: February 1, 2017
Piano: March 4, 2017
Colorado College Summer Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental, Chamber Music February 15, 2017
Credo Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental, Flute Program Credo Oberlin: February 1, 2017
Credo Flute: May 15, 2017
Credo New England: February 1, 2017
Domaine Forget Strings, Brass, Winds, Percussion, Vocal, Jazz Vocal, Piano, Collaborative Piano, Guitar, Chamber Music Strings, Brass, Winds, Percussion, Piano, Collaborative Piano,Vocal: February 1, 2017
Guitar: April 1, 2017 Jazz Vocal: May 1, 2017
Eastern Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental, Conducting, Piano, Classical Guitar, String Fellowships, Percussion Fellowships February 24, 2017
Fresh Inc Composition, Pre-Formed Ensemble, Instrumental February 4, 2017
Jazz Camp West Jazz Rolling
Killington Music Festival Strings, Brass, Winds, Piano, Chamber Music March 1, 2017
Marrowstone Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental, Chamber Music, Piano March 18, 2017
Meadowmount School of Music Chamber Music, Strings, Piano January 31, 2017
Music Academy of the West Voice, Vocal Piano, Collaborative Piano, Solo Piano, Orchestral/Instrumental Voice, Vocal Piano, Collaborative Piano: October 31, 2016 Orchestral/Instrumental: January 17, 2017 (Live) or February 7, 2017 (Video)
Music at Menlo Strings and Pianos Rolling
National Orchestral Institute Orchestral/Instrumental Live: Rolling 
Video: February 22, 2017
National Repertory Orchestra Orchestral/Instrumental, Conducting Rolling
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Chamber Music, New Music, Choral Conducting, Chorus Chamber/New Music: January 19, 2017 Choral Conducting, Chorus: March 23, 2017
Opera in the Ozarks Opera, Opera Orchestra, Internships (Marketing, Fundraising, Education, etc.) Opera Program: February 1, 2017
Opera Orchestra: April 10, 2017
Internships: Rolling
Pacific Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental January 17, 2017
Pierre Monteux School Conducting, Orchestral/Instrumental N/A
PRISMA Orchestral/Instrumental November 30, 2016
December 1, 2016-January 15, 2017
January 16, 2017-February 28, 2017
Ravinia Festival Piano and Strings, Jazz Singers: October 28, 2016
Piano/Strings: January 29, 2017
Jazz: Rolling
Round Top International Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental February 13, 2017
Sarasota Music Festival Chamber Music February 1, 2017
Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestral/Instrumental December 1, 2017
Stanford Jazz Workshop Jazz, Combos, Vocal Jazz May, 2017
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestral/Instrumental, Conducting, Voice, Piano, Vocal Piano, Composition Voice/Vocal Piano: October 17, 2016
Piano: January 20, 2017
Conducting: November 28, 2016
Composition: November 28, 2016 Library: February 6, 2017
Orchestral/Instrumental: January 20, 2017
Texas Music Festival Orchestral/Instrumental, Bel Canto Studies, Flute, Jazz Orchestral/Instrumental: January 20, 2017
Bel Canto Studies: March 20, 2017
Jazz: June 12, 2017
Flute: rolling
Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler Orchestral/Instrumental N/A
Verbier Festival Orchestral/Instrumental Flutes: December 15, 2017
Percussion/Harp: January 31, 2017
Yellow Barn Music School and Festival Chamber Music, Strings, Piano, Winds, Harp, Voice, Percussion, Composition Live: January 16, 2017 Video: January 30, 2017
Youth Orchestra of the Americas Orchestral/Instrumental February 1, 2017