National Music Festival

Chestertown, MD 21620


The National Music Festival at Washington College brings together world-class mentors and gifted apprentice musicians on the cusp of their professional careers. All apprentices receive full scholarships. For two weeks each June, these musicians live and work together, presenting over 35 concerts ranging from solo recitals to large symphony orchestra performances with chorus and 200 free open rehearsals for music lovers from all over the world.

The Festival is a division of OuterArts, Inc., a nonprofit organization that also administers the Fiddlesticks! Youth Strings Program and The Phanos Project, which promotes the music of the composer Phanos Dymiotis.

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