Academy Events

Our Academy students travel to Wintergreen from around the world. They are full of excitement and energy, ready to soak up instruction by our top-notch faculty, and are at the top of their game.  If you truly want to be inspired, come support them at one (or more!) of their masterclasses or performances.

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PERFORMANCES

This year, enjoy our students performing all over Nelson County – from the Valley to the Mountain and everywhere in between. Most Academy performances will use a Pay What You Want system. Provide your donation at the door.

ACADEMY PERFORMANCES

  • Academy String Orchestra & Academy Conducting Students: Tuesday, July 10 at 2:00 pm (Dunlop Pavilion)
  • Champagne & Schubert, Academy Conductors with Wintergreen Festival Artists: Friday, July 13 at 8:30 pm (Dunlop Pavilion; Tickets $32)
  • String Chamber Music Academy Performance: Saturday, July 14 at 10:00 am (Rockfish Presbyterian Church)
  • Academy String Orchestra with Mei-Ann Chen: Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 pm (Dunlop Pavilion)
  • String Chamber Music Academy Performance: Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 pm  (Dunlop Pavilion)
  • String & Wind Chamber Music Academy Performance: Friday, July 27 at 4:00 pm (Rockfish Presbyterian Church)
  • Voice & String Chamber Music Academy Performance: Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 pm (Dunlop Pavilion)
  • Voice Academy Performance: Thursday, August 2 at 8:30 pm (Michael White Performance Center)
  • Voices & Winds in the Valley: Sunday, July 29 at 7:30 pm (Rockfish Valley Community Center)
  • String & Wind Chamber Music Academy Performance: Friday, August 3 at 3:00 pm (Pryor's Porch)
  • String Chamber Music Academy Performance: Saturday, August 4 at 10:00 am (Commonwealth Ballroom at Wintergreen Resort)

MUSIC IN UNUSUAL PLACES

These casual, short concerts have the spirit of a flashmob with the comfort of advance notice. Bring friends who have never heard classical music, and you just might convert them! 

Free and open to the public.

Music in Unusual Places ("MIUP") – In and Around Nelson County

  • Wednesday, July 18 at 12:30 pm: The Mountain Inn Lobby at Wintergreen Resort
  • Wednesday, July 18 at 6:00 pm: The Blue Ridge Overlook at Wintergreen Resort
  • Saturday, July 21 at 10:00 am: Sweet Bliss Bakery (2789 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958)
  • Saturday, July 21 at 11:15 am: Bold Rock Hard Cider (1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958)
  • Sunday, July 22 at 1:00 pm: Valley Road Vineyards (9264 Critzers Shop Rd., Afton, VA 22920)
  • Sunday, July 22 at 1:00 pm: Rockfish Valley Community Center (190 Rockfish School Ln., Nellysford, VA 22958)
  • Wednesday, July 25 at 12:30 pm: The Mountain Inn Lobby at Wintergreen Resort
  • Thursday, July 26 at 8:00 pm: Devils Grill at Wintergreen Resort
  • Friday, July 27 at 12:30 pm: The Mountain Inn Lobby at Wintergreen Resort
  • Saturday, July 28 at 10:00 am: Sweet Bliss Bakery (2789 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958)
  • Saturday, July 28 at 10:00 am: The Summit at Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows (200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA 22967)
  • Wednesday, August 1 at 5:00 pm: Wild Wolf Brewing Company (2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22948)

Special thanks to all of our MIUP hosts. We encourage you to visit them throughout the year and thank them for being part of the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy.

CHARLOTTESVILLE TAKEOVER DAY

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On Friday, July 20, the Academy is taking over Charlottesville, all in one day! 

From the Boys & Girls Club of Charlottesville (10:00 am performances) to the Historic Mall (1:00-2:00 pm performances), you can catch a performance just about anywhere and everywhere.

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THE 2018 FELLOWSHIP STRING QUARTET

Catch the Czigány Quartet on tour!

From July 29-31, our Fellowship String Quartet will represent Wintergreen Performing Arts throughout the Commonwealth performing in locations from Williamsburg to Lynchburg. 

  • Sunday, July 29 at 3:00 pm at Westminster Canterbury (501 V East South Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24503)
  • Monday, July 30 at 7:30 pm at Studio Two Three (3300 W. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23220) as part of Classical Revolution RVA.
  • Tuesday, July 31 at 8:00 pm at Bruton Parish Candlelight Series (201 Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg, VA 23185)
  • Thursday, August 2 at 6:30 pm: Final performance at Wintergreen Summer Music Festival's Mix, Mingle & Music VIII (Dunlop Pavilion)

MASTERCLASSES

STRING MASTERCLASSES

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

Observe our talented Academy faculty, comprised of Wintergreen Festival Orchestra members and guest artists, work with the String Chamber Music and Fellowship String Quartet students. Topics of instruction range from orchestral excerpts to solo repertoire, from chamber music to modern music.

All string masterclasses are free and open to the public.

  • Tuesday, July 10: Basics of Rehearsing (Dunlop Pavilion)
  • Thursday, July 12: David Teie, Cello (Dunlop Pavilion)
  • Tuesday, July 17: Ross Monroe Winter, Violin (Dunlop Pavilion) 
  • Thursday, July 19: Elisabeth Adkins, Violin (Michael White Performance Center)
  • Tuesday, July 24: Ann Marie Brink, Viola (Dunlop Pavilion)
  • Thursday, July 26: Rachel Barton Pine, Violin (Dunlop Pavilion)
  • Tuesday, July 31: Steve Larson, Viola (Dunlop Pavilion)
  • Thursday, August 2: Wesley Baldwin, Cello (Michael White Performance Center)

CONDUCTING MASTERCLASSES

How does a conductor learn? And how hard can it be? Find out as the Conductors’ Summit students take the podium under the watchful eyes and ears of Maestro Victor Yampolsky. Repertoire by Schubert, Respighi, and Arensky.

All conducting masterclasses take place in the Dunlop Pavilion unless otherwise noted, and are free and open to the public.

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  • Monday, July 9 from 10:00 am-12:30 pm: Conducting Masterclass with the Fellowship String Quartet
  • Monday, July 9 from 7:00-9:30 pm: Conducting Masterclass with the Academy String Orchestra
  • Tuesday, July 10 from 10:00 am-12:30 pm: Conducting Masterclass with the Academy String Orchestra
  • Wednesday, July 11 from 10:00 am-12:30 pm: Conducting Masterclass with Wintergreen Festival Artists (The Lookout)
  • Wednesday, July 11 from 2:00-4:30 pm: Conducting Masterclass with Wintergreen Festival Artists (The Lookout)
  • Wednesday, July 13 from 2:30-4:30 pm: Conducting Masterclass with Wintergreen Festival Artists (Dunlop Pavilion)

VOCAL MASTERCLASSES

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You will be amazed at the significant progress a student can make in a short time. With intense one-on-one instruction with Master Instructor Arianna Zukerman, Jeffrey Picón, Heather Johnson, Peter Marshall, and Joy Shreier. 

All vocal masterclasses take place in the Dunlop Pavilion and are free and open to the public.

  • Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27 at 2:00 pm
  • Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3 at 2:00 pm

WIND CHAMBER MUSIC MASTERCLASSES

Summer 2018 marks the return of our Wind Chamber Music Program. Find out what it takes to turn five completely different instruments into one musical voice at these four open masterclasses.

All wind chamber music masterclasses take place in the Dunlop Pavilion and are free and open to the public.

  • Monday, July 23 from 10:00 am-12:30 pm: Abigail Pack, Horn
  • Wednesday, July 25 from 10:00 am-12:30 pm: Lance Suzuki, Flute
  • Tuesday, July 31 from 10:00 am-12:30 pm: Charles Messersmith, Clarinet
  • Wednesday, August 1 from 10:00 am-12:30 pm: Aaron Hill, Oboe; Cynthia Cioffari, Bassoon