About the WSMA

Celebrate Your Creativity in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains

The Wintergreen Summer Music Academy (WSMA) has grown into a nationally recognized program over the years. In 2015, new programs are being added and existing programs are being re-defined. These are exciting developments, and we hope that young musicians will take advantage of all that Wintergreen has to offer. The WSMA programs take place at Wintergreen Resort in Wintergreen, Virginia, and they are mounted in conjunction with the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival.


Recent Academy students have come to us from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, University of Michigan, The Hartt School, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Boston University, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, George Mason University, Bowling Green University, Boston Conservatory, SUNY-Purchase, Virginia Commonwealth University and many other colleges, conservatories and universities.

Nature, Music, and Inspiration


Wintergreen Summer Music Academy is a month long program that runs concurrently with the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival.  In addition to receiving coaching and mentorship from internationally recognized faculty, students have the opportunity to practice in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, observe inspiring performances by professional musicians from around the world, and give performances to warm and enthusiastic audiences.

One Academy – Six Exciting Programs


Month Long Programs: July 5 – August 2, 2015

  • String Chamber Music

  • Quartet Fellowship Program

  • Arts Adminstration Fellowship


  • Conductors’ Summit: July 5 – July 12, 2015

  • Lotte Lehmann Vocal Institute: July 13 – July 19, 2015

  • Composers’ Retreat: July 20 – Aug 2, 2015:


 Details coming soon.