2020 Summer Session
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.
Violin, Viola and Cello instruction from our internationally renowned faculty.
In 1993, a Piano Program was added to the string program to nurture and inspire pianists in the disciplined Galamian tradition.
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.
Additional Offerings: (included in tuition)
The following offerings may have additional fees:
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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.