The National Music Festival at Washington College brings together inspiring mentors and the next generation of gifted musicians, providing education, scholarships and affordable, adventurous public performances.
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 Maryland, 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.