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Brevard Music Center

349 Andante Lane

The BrevardMusicCenter, a summer institute and festival, teaches gifted young musicians to prepare and perform great musical works at a high artistic level.

Since its beginning, the objective of the BrevardMusicCenter has been to provide music education of high quality. Early literature stated the Center's aims quite succinctly: "A Vacation with a Purpose: to develop the abilities and broaden the horizons of young musicians, to promote fellowship among participants, and to enrich our musical culture." Today's mission continues in this vein.

BrevardMusicCenter's program goes beyond lessons and rehearsals; students perform many different programs for a paying audience, expanding their confidence as well as their resumés. The BrevardMusicCenter's three orchestras, wind ensemble, piano, composition, and chamber music programs offer varied performance opportunities. A 6:1 student to faculty ratio provides a nurturing environment within the extensive performance season. Brevard students will go on to be leading performers and teachers; they are quite simply, a part of the future of music in America.

Boston Pops and Utah Symphony Conductor Keith Lockhart captured the Brevard experience quite elegantly: "Brevard held many 'firsts' for me: first conducting lessons, first great operas and was also when I first realized that music was going to be my life."


Christopher Janssen

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017
In this park-like atmosphere, relaxing like a flat-lander is done with ease.

Scott Lloyd

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
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Sue Obenauer

Thursday, April 11, 2013
I attended BMC when i was a young teen in the early 70's. The way to attend at that time (no idea how it's done now) was to audition and then i had won a local scholarship for the full cost of tuition.There was testing upon arrival to see how far along in theory you were for placement. It was summer days filled with theory classes, group classes, private lessons, practicing for hours in little tiny portables in the woods along paths with pianos inside them.. learning new repertoire, and performance on the big stage. It was an eye-opening experience for me as well as other kids my age and older as you were taught with full immersion technique - eat, breathe, sleep music. The best part of it all was the professional musicians who would come to work with us and tell us of their beginnings. Peter Nero, Van Cliburn, Phyllis Diller were there the years that i attended, along with other musicians. Ms Diller started out her career as a concert pianist. We heard her story and how she went from the piano to comedy. - I spent 2 summers there. If any child shows interest in advancing in music, this is the place to go!

Empty TeaCup

Friday, Dec. 28, 2012
A beautiful place with beautiful people, beautiful view and beautiful music. Would love to have my children to spend their time there to learn music.

Vicky Olson

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Thank you for great site.

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