Meadowmount School of Music is a summer retreat for young musicians who are training for professional music careers.
“Founded in 1944 by [Judith and] Ivan Galamian, the Meadowmount School of Music, located in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, offers exceptional string players and pianists a seven-week-long intensive program of private study and chamber music coaching with our dedicated and internationally recognized faculty.” (Meadowmount School of Music)
Meadowmount has found its home in Westport, NY, and has been helping students hone their musical skills for decades. “In 1954, the school was organized as a non-profit corporation under the aegis of the Society for Strings, Inc.” (Meadowmount).
The founders created Meadowmount because they recognized the stress of students’ busy lives and the negative impact it can have on their music. The Galamians chose to make a retreat in the beautiful Adirondacks to give students a break from city-life and an escape from every-day worries to allow the students to connect with nature, renew inspiration, and focus on their music. Students are given the ability to have “unlimited time to practice, study with renowned teachers, play chamber music and collaborate with a world class accompanying staff” (Meadowmount).
If you’re not a musician but want to experience Meadowmount and its music for yourself, then you’re in luck. Just attend one of the several concerts the school puts on over the summer!
Meadowmount presents concerts several times each season in the 500-seat Ed Lee and Jean Campe Memorial Concert Hall. Concerts feature students, faculty, and distinguished guest artists.
These inspiring performances feature young artists who exemplify the legendary Meadowmount tradition of excellence and pursuit of the highest professional standards. (Meadowmount)
Concerts are Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday evenings.
June 29 to August 8 – Dates subject to change.
Beginning at 7:30pm.
Admission is $7 for Adults, $4 for Students/Senior Citizens. Meadowmount students/parents admitted free.
There will also be a special benefit concert this summer featuring violinist James Ehnes on Friday, August 3, at 7:30pm. Admission is $20/Adults, $10/Students & Senior Citizens.
Contact the school for more information at 518-962-2400.