Faculty concerts are each Friday, and the Wednesdays of weeks 2 and 3. Student concerts are each Thursday, and Tuesdays as announced. Student attendance is required.
Each faculty member has a weekly master class which is normally open to all festival students. Guest master classes are attended by all festival participants.
Various services are offered in Burlington, most within walking distance; transportation is provided upon request.
Downtown Burlington and Church Street Marketplace
Students can easily walk (20 minutes) to the historic Church Street Marketplace, eight pedestrian-only cobblestone blocks filled with shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and historic architecture. In April 1997, Burlington received the "Great American Main Street Award" from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Hiking in the Green Mountains
Hiking trips may be offered to Mt. Mansfield, Mt. Hunger, and Bolton Falls.
Independence Day (Fourth of July)
Burlington's Independence Day celebration and fireworks attracts thousands of people from around the region. The fireworks display is viewed from Burlington's famed Lake Champlain waterfront.
Shelburne Museum is one of the nation's finest, most diverse, and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings (admission charged).
Waterfront trips include the possibility of swimming, kayaking, or canoeing, as well as the Echo Science Center (small charge for beach, rental fees for boats, admission for science center).
Bike rentals are available from Local Motion VT (802-656-2525).