Bethesda Summer Music Festival


The Bethesda Summer Music Festival ( from June 17 to June 30) is a two-week intensive workshop for young professionals, college students, high school students, and music lovers.

For program details click here.

Download the Flyer: bethesda-summer-music-festival_17

The application deadline extended to March 3rd, 2018.

The application form can be found as a Microsoft Word Document : ( bsm-festivalapplication)

The application form can be found in Portable Document Format:  (bsm-festivalapplication)

Performance Details

The 2019 Annual Opera to Pops Concert will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm.
The Annual Summer Art songs Recital will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019 at  5:00 pm.
Mozart & Verdi Opera Marathon will be held on Friday, June 28 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 29, at 2:30 pm.
Musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber will be held on Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, June 30 at 4:00 pm.

All of the Performance will be held at the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 7611 Clarendon Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, for directions click here.

All Proceeds benefit our Homecoming Fund (to house the homeless) & Umbrella Initiatives, serving children in need in rural Peru.  Performances flyer click (bethesda-summer-music-festival-17)

The Bethesda Summer Music Festival enriches its participants, whether they are emerging professionals or high school students, preparing for college auditions. The festival offers for all participants coaching, improvisation classes, health and pedagogy seminars, and a variety of master classes. These offerings are not a requirement and are to be used within the best judgment of the participant and their teacher. The goal of the festival is to nurture the students into the next level of musicality. The program builds skills to be used in performances throughout the intensive two week program. We join in a positive environment promoting the camaraderie and networking of music students and professionals.

The Bethesda Summer Music Festival is committed to offering the best opportunity to its participants at an affordable cost.  Our faculty consists of passionate professionals from around the Globe who perform and teach at some of the most prestigious organizations.  As we continue to produce quality performances we have received reviews from publications like the Washington Post.  Our great location provides us with a great performance space and allows our participants to be close to the Nation’s Capitol, but have the safety and security of the suburbs.   The festival provides the perfect environment for the young professional musician.

We Continue to Build in Prestige and Tradition

The Bethesda Summer Music Festival was founded in 2002 and has since produced many performances in the American Musical Theater and Opera repertoire. While many participants continue to return year after year, the alumni list continues to grow with great singers.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to enrich the young singer’s potential,
and to put one in touch with other highly motivated adults and children.”

Festival Participant, 2005,  Classical Singer Magazine

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