Alumni Spotlight: Mahakit Lerdcheewanan

Alumni Spotlight: Mahakit Lerdcheewanan

Thailand is fast becoming the new “It” destination for classical musicians, and violinist Dr. Mahakit Lerdcheewanan has found himself at the center of its artistic wellspring. In his role as Assistant Concertmaster of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and faculty...

An Exchange of Ideas

In the summer of 2015, my wife and I along with five of my trumpet students from Iowa State University attended the Orvieto TrumpetFest. Trumpetfest is part of the Orvieto Musica Festival and is headed by Dr. Amy Gilreath, Professor of Trumpet, Illinois State...

Spoiler Alert: It Was Wonderful

My summer with Orvieto Musica in 2016 was certainly one of the most eventful music festivals I’ve ever been to. Every element of the festival was such a pleasant experience! Honestly, where else can I find a festival that is in Italy, where I collaborate with fellow...

Unforgettable from 2015

I knew this trip was going to be special the moment my luggage hit the cobblestone pavement. We arrived to our quaint apartment with a beautiful balcony, cozy kitchen area, and a funny looking washing machine. Our apartment had two rooms of 3 girls and 3 guys. I...

Music, Culture, and Self-Discovery

I studied voice performance in graduate school and I attended Orvieto Musica in between my first and second year. I was looking for a program in Italy where I could sing and practice speaking Italian; Orvieto Musica was much more. While my university education focused...