Our Program

2019 Summer Session
June 22 to August 10
Celebrating 75 Years

Since 1944 Ivan Galamian’s Meadowmount School of Music has been a summer school for young musicians of violin, viola and cello studies training for professional careers in music.

Our alumni are among the very best of the international soloists and chamber musicians, the concertmasters and principal players of the world’s leading orchestras and the distinguished artist teachers of our major conservatories.

75 years later, Meadowmount remains true to Mr. Galamian’s vision of a school with “a special spirit that is conducive to total concentration on excellence in musical performance” and a place to enjoy the camaraderie of other young people from around the world who are serious about their musical development.

The school has a capacity enrollment of over 200, yet is small enough to provide personal attention to each student. A careful balance of intense practice and physical recreation ensure that students remain focused and productive. An emphasis on chamber music provides social interaction and personal development in an artistic context. The teaching concepts of Mr. Galamian remain intact through his former students now on the faculty. The success of his daily routine has been noted and praised in Daniel Coyle’s bestseller “The Talent Code”. The Great Britain Olympic Training Commission approached Meadowmount wanting to talk about how our methods might be incorporated into their athletic training.

In 1954, the school was organized as a non-profit corporation under the aegis of the Society for Strings, Inc. The Board of Directors represent multiple areas of musical accomplishment and business ideals adding to the strong foundation which Meadowmount stands upon.

Strings Program

Violin, Viola and Cello instruction from our internationally renowned faculty.

Piano Program

In 1993, a Piano Program was added to the string program to nurture and inspire pianists in the disciplined Galamian tradition.

Chamber Music Program

Individual instruction is only one part of the Meadowmount curriculum. Chamber music gives students the opportunity to learn collaborative skills in small ensembles to which each member’s contribution is vitally important.

The required Chamber Music Excerpts are available on the Application Page.

Additional Offerings: (included in tuition)
Musician's Health seminars and workshops
Yoga Classes twice a week
Alexander Technique group workshops and individual sessions

The following offerings may have additional fees:
Massage appointments are available weekly for those interested or have medical need. Prices vary as to the length of appointment. Students under the age of 18 must have parents complete the consent form.
Physical therapy can be arranged on a per need basis. There will be a transportation fee if school van is needed.
Various off campus community classes are available in exercise, strength training, arts and crafts and more...for those with their own transportation

Apply Page

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Visit our Application Page to apply.

Daily Schedule:
7:30 to 8:30am - Breakfast
8:30 to 12:30pm - Practice
12:00 to 1:15pm - Lunch
1:00 to 5:00pm - Individual Schedule, Chamber Rehearsals, Master Classes, Free Time
5:00 to 6:00pm  - Practice
5:30 to 6:40pm  - Dinner
7:00 to 10:00pm  - Individual Schedule, Concerts, Master Classes, Rehearsals, Free Time
10:00pm - Curfew for Minors
10:00pm - Quiet hours for all students

Weekend Schedule
Saturday
7:30 to 8:30am - Breakfast
8:30 to 12:30pm  - Practice
12:00 to 1:15pm  - Lunch
1:00 to 10:00pm - Individual Schedule, Master Classes, Rehearsals, Guest Artists, Field Trips, Free Time
5:30 to 6:40pm - Dinner
10:00pm - Curfew for minors
11:00pm  - Quiet hours all students

Sunday
8:30 to 9:30am - Muffins, Cereal, Fruit
8:00am to 12:00pm - Church, Hiking, Field Trips, Free Time
12:00 to 1:15pm  - Brunch
1:00 - 5:30pm - Individual Schedule, Master Classes, Guest Artists, Rehearsals, Field Trips, Free Time
5:30 to 6:40pm - Dinner
7:30 to 9:00pm - Concert
10:00pm - Curfew for minors
10:00pm - Quiet hours for all students

Students practice in their private rooms with a ten-minute break each hour. For students under 18, assistance is available from practice monitors.

Private lessons are scheduled in the morning and afternoon.

Concerts, chamber music coaching, chamber music rehearsals, studio classes, rehearsals with accompanists, master classes and special events are scheduled in the afternoons and evenings. Off-campus recreational activities are offered afternoons and weekends. Thus, each student's individual weekly schedule is unique.

Master classes are open to all students regardless of instrument studied. Practice Saturday afternoon and Sunday is optional.

For more information about campus life and requirements visit our For Students section.

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