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2020 Summer Music Festival Schedule, from a Distance

The Colorado College Summer Music Festival is pleased to announce that, despite the challenges presented by the global COVID 19 pandemic, distance cannot stop the music! We put together an educational program for our fellows that included master classes, creative classes and private lessons with our faculty, and we made many of these master classes and creative classes available to observe for our supporters and for the CC community.

The online festival came to an end on June 23. The vast majority of our content was recorded and the videos can be found, below. We're so pleased you're joining us!

June 8 Piano Masterclass with Orion Weiss

June 8 Cello Masterclass with all cello faculty

June 8 Wind Masterclass - Getting to Know Each Other

June 9 Creative Class - Playing Sonatas, with Grace Park and Orion Weiss

June 9 Winds Masterclass: Getting to know your neighbor - a guide to section playing

June 10 Creative Class: The Beat Lab with Justin Maike and Reed Fox

June 10 Creative Class; Double Reed Society, with Rob Walters and Mike Kroth

June 11 Conducting Class with Scott Yoo

June 11 Bassoon Masterclass with Michael Kroth

June 12 Creative Class: The 4 Ts to Powerful Practice, with Michael Kroth

June 14 Conducting Class with Scott Yoo

June 15 Creative Class: Virtual Teaching and Platforms with M Thornton, Dade, Hersh and Kroth

June 15 Violin Masterclass with Stephen Rose

June 15 Creative Class: Preparing for Orchestra String Auditions, with Scott Yoo and Stephen Rose

June 17 Piano Masterclass with John Novacek

June 17 Winds Masterclass - Mock Auditions #2 with Dade, J. Thornton, Manasse, Koch, Kroth, Cobb

June 17 Viola Masterclass with all viola faculty

June 18 Conducting Class with Scott Yoo

June 18 Creative Class: Improvisation, with John Novacek, Susan Cahill and Aiyun Huang

June 18 Masterclass: Orchestra Wind Auditions from a Conductor's Viewpoint with Yoo, Kroth, M. Thornton

June 19 Creative Class: Music for Social Change

June 19 Creative class: Career Paths for Winds

June 20 Conducting class with Scott Yoo

June 23 Creative Class: Caring for String Instruments with Stefan Hersh

June 23 Creative Class: Running a Music Festival

June 25 Conducting Class with Scott Yoo

Our donors make it all happen!

Take a look at the wonderful people that make the 2020 Summer Music Festival possible.

The Summer Music Festival is also made possible through generous donations from these foundations

inasmuch logo NEH logo CCI logo

tiemens logo seattle foundation Bloom Foundation


In Gratitude


Susan Grace, music director

Virginia Barron, associate director

Gina Spiers, assistant director

Kate Nelson, assistant to the director, stage manager

Justin Maike, technical director

Betsy Fiel, academic administrative assistant

Izzie Hicks, intern

Shaian Gutierrez, intern

Kevin Stock, piano technician



Jane Turnis, vice president for communications

Felix Sanchez, assistant vice president for communications

Leslie Weddell, director of news and media relations

Charlotte (Lo) Wall, communications paraprofessional and website master

Erica Hardcastle, ITS events team lead

Donald Herbst, lead audio visual events technician

Dan Wiencek, AV/New Media Support Specialist

Idris Goodwin, director of the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Lisa Gregory, lead academic administrative assistant, Department of Music


The festival is especially grateful to Katherine Loo, Susan Ashley and Robert Lee, Libby Rittenberg and Nasit Ari, and Iddo Aharony and Julie Yeagle, who graciously hosted our visiting musicians in their homes


Bain Family Foundation

Bloom Foundation

Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund

EOS Foundation

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Inasmuch Foundation

The NEH Professorship

Pikes Peak United Way

The Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving

The Webb Family Fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation

Seattle Foundation


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