An unusual component to the performance intensive is the innovative dedication to the young musician’s need to ‘practice performing.’ Students will have numerous opportunities to perform, often multiple times per day, in unique venues throughout the town of Oyster Bay.

The 2019 Festival’s Performance Intensive provides a week long of coaching, master classes, and seminars in chamber music, performance skills, audition preparation, body awareness and healthy movement. Designed for highly gifted music students ages 10-24 (including pianists, classical singers, woodwinds, and strings), Performance Intensive students, together with festival faculty and guest artists, present solo and chamber music repertoire on classical music concerts twice daily in informal and formal settings throughout the village of Oyster Bay.

Master class topics include repertoire study, specific technical issues, chamber music rehearsal techniques, historical significance of selected composers and repertoire, and coping methods for performance nerves. An unusual component to the Performance Intensive is the innovative dedication to the young musician’s need to “practice” performing.

Performance Intensive classes take place at Christ Church at 61 East Main Street in Oyster Bay, New York. Meals and Afternoon Concerts take place throughout downtown Oyster Bay and within walking distance from the Christ Church campus.