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Department of Music Adds Large Ensemble Festival to Summer Series

March 2, 2017

Music at KUKUTZTOWN, Pa. -The Kutztown University Department of Music will host a Large Ensemble Festival for orchestra, wind ensemble and jazz band July 9 - 15.  It is open to students entering freshman year of high school through graduating seniors with at least three years of music studies. 

Participants will be able to perform with some of the best and brightest musicians in the region. Numerous faculty and student concerts will be held daily.

In addition, students can take elective classes in

·         Conducting

·         Music History

·         Music Theory

·         World Music

·         Small Ensemble

·         Intro to Improvisation

·         Brass Choir

·         Woodwind Choir

·         Jazz Combos  

Interested students should apply at the link below.  

Applications will be reviewed for merit and need-based scholarships, pre-formed woodwind and brass quintets and will be considered for principal positions in the large ensembles.  Deadline to apply is June 15, 2017. An application fee of $50 is payable on the application site. This fee is applied towards tuition if application is received by June 1, 2017.   

KU also hosts a Summer Chamber Music Festival which will be held July 1 - 8.  Now in its 7th year, nurturing the love of great music and developing the young artists of the future, KU's Summer Chamber Music Festival allows emerging musicians to experience the art of chamber music with internationally acclaimed artists. 

For more information, click here or contact the Department of Music at 610-583-4550 or email at