For nine intensive days, students are immersed in the highest level of classical music instruction and performance at the Innsbrook Institute Summer Music Academy.
The Institute faculty includes internationally recognized artist-teachers and Saint Louis Symphony musicians with extensive coaching and mentoring backgrounds. Each brings a wealth of experience and insight to their relationships with the students.
The Institute provides:
- Chamber music and solo performance opportunities
- Nightly festival concerts that enhance daytime learning
- Chamber music coaching, private instruction, and master classes
- The respite of a natural setting, with the artistic benefits of a large city
All students are placed in appropriate level chamber groups based on audition recordings. Students have daily scheduled coaching and rehearsal times in addition to individual practice hours. All groups perform in a chamber music master class and a final concert.
Nightly festival concerts are a significant part of the students’ experiences. Seeing artist-teachers perform outstanding works right before their eyes gives immediacy to concepts and skills being introduced during the day.
Example of a Typical Daily Schedule:
9:00-10:20: 1st AM session
10:30-11:50: 2nd AM session
1:00-2:20: 1st PM lesson
2:30-3:50: 2nd PM lesson
4:00-5:20: Group activity, workshop or masterclass
5:30-6:30: Free time/activity
Located 45 minutes west of St. Louis, Innsbrook is a step back from the hectic life. Committed to the natural environment, the resort features 7,500 acres and more than 100 lakes. Students are hosted and “adopted” into residents’ homes.
Innsbrook Founder, Ed Boyce and David Halen, the Concertmaster for the Saint Louis Symphony had the vision to create a stimulating environment for the mind, body, and spirit and in 2001, the Innsbrook Institute was formed. Today, we are host to the region’s largest Summer Chamber Music Festival and Academy.
The Emerging Artist Program is by invitation only for young musicians who are in the early stages of their careers. The program was created to bridge the gap between study and professional life for musicians who demonstrate exceptional potential for success in the music performance world. Musicians accepted into the Emerging Artist Program will be mentored by and perform alongside Institute festival artists, interact in the administration and execution of the festival and academy, and engage in an intensive level of study as both soloists and ensemble artists. Emerging Artists will take private lessons, rehearse and perform together and alongside professionals in evening festival concerts, coach and mentor academy groups, and receive critical commentary from Institute faculty and staff, benefit from the rich and varied life experiences of established professionals.