International Music Festival of the Adriatic (IMFA)

IMFA 2020: Cancelled

Due to the global coronavirus outbreak, we have made the difficult decision to cancel IMFA 2020. International travel is a privilege, and we put the safety of IMFA students, faculty, staff, and the people of Duino above all other priorities.

We are planning on having IMFA 2021, and hope that you will consider applying next year! Please check back in the fall of 2020 for more information about the 2021 festival.

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 musicians ages 18 and up.


IMFA participants experience four 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, and visit our tuition page for details regarding tuition and scholarships.

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

Quick Facts

  • Location: Duino (northern Italy)
  • Dates: Four weeks in June and early July 2021
  • Who can apply: Students from any educational institution; young professionals
  • Areas of study: composition, piano, strings, voice

An unparalleled international musical experience.

—Ellie Glorioso, Cleveland Institute of Music, cello