Orchestral Fellows Program

Orchestral Fellows Program

The Crested Butte Music Festival is excited to present a new program starting this summer, 2017 – the Orchestral Fellows Program at CBMF. The Crested Butte Music Festival takes place in the idyllic Colorado mountain towns of Crested Butte, Mount Crested Butte, and Gunnison. The festival presents six weeks of programming, beginning in late June through the beginning of August. The orchestra will be in residence for two weeks in July this summer, presenting six concerts. Musicians invited to participate in the Orchestral Fellows Program at CBMF will have the unique opportunity to sit side-by-side professional orchestral, chamber, and solo musicians. In addition to performing orchestral concerts, the Orchestral Fellows will have opportunities to perform chamber music within the community.

Crested Butte

The Crested Butte Music Festival is in its 21st season and serves the communities of Southwestern Colorado as a cultural center during the summer months. Crested Butte shares a mountain range with Aspen and is located in perhaps the most beautiful spot in all of Colorado. In your free time, you will be able to hike, bike, fish, or simply enjoy the gorgeous Colorado weather and landscape. Below are links to the festival’s website and the website for the town of Crested Butte:
Crested Butte
Crested Butte Music Festival

The orchestra will be performing two exciting orchestral programs and a double-bill opera performance of Offenbach’s Island of Tulipatan and Puccini’s Gianni Schicci with the young professional vocalists from the renowned Crested Butte Opera Studio. Chamber music and outreach opportunities will also be available.

Conservatory and music school students of all orchestral instruments are invited to apply (application instructions are listed below). This program is free to all accepted into the Orchestral Fellows Program. Performance & travel stipends and lodging are provided to those accepted into the program.

To apply for the Orchestral Fellows Program at CBMF, please fill out the application below. Video recordings must be uploaded within the form for a completed application.

Application deadline: March 20, 2017

Instrumentation for summer 2017: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, and Percussion.

Video Recording Requirements:

• A movement from a standard concerto
• Two (2) contrasting orchestral excerpts of your choosing

For all queries, please contact co-artistic director Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson at emily@mycbmf.com.


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