International Music Festival of the Adriatic (IMFA)

June 12-July 6, 2016 in Duino, Italy

The International Music Festival of the Adriatic (IMFA) is a summer chamber music festival for strings, piano, voice, and composition. Open to students from any educational institution, as well as young professionals, the program is designed for string players and pianists ages 16 and up, and for singers and composers ages 18 and up.

IMFA participants experience three-and-a-half weeks of collaborative music making in the inspirational setting of Duino, Italy, along the coast of the Adriatic Sea.
IMFA's renowned faculty members mentor participants in private lessons, workshops, and coaching sessions. Through master classes with esteemed guest artists and numerous performances, IMFA students deepen their musicianship and technical skills and grow into the artists they aspire to be. 

View the program overview for more specific information about the program and areas of study.

Co-sponsored by Luther College and the United World College of the Adriatic.

Quick Facts

  • Location: Duino (northern Italy)
  • Dates: June 12-July 6
  • Who can apply: Students from any educational institution; young professionals
  • Areas of study: composition, piano, strings, voice
  • Scholarship deadline: February 15
  • Application deadline: March 1
  • Academic credit available: optional chamber music course

An unparalleled international musical experience.

—Ellie Glorioso, Cleveland Institute of Music, cello