Festival Details

June 16 – July 7, 2019 in Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto Musica is an intensive, three-week performance workshop for professionals, teachers, and select talented students. Our world-class faculty work with participants daily to refine technical skills, deepen artistry, and hone performance abilities.
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Artistic Director

Nyela Basney

Workshop Offerings

Special Features


Orvieto, located in Umbria 60 miles north of Rome, is a medieval walled city dating from the twelfth century and is considered one of the jewels of Umbria’s hill towns. Its cathedral is one of the must-see churches of Italy for its stunning gold-and-mosaic Gothic facade and frescos by Luca Signorelli, which influenced Michaelangelo’s creations in the Sistine Chapel. In-town Orvieto Musica concerts are performed in Orvieto’s historic buildings and churches. Orvieto is on the main Rome-to-Florence rail line and is convenient to virtually every major Italian city. Living among the centuries-old buildings and cobblestone streets is an experience you will never forget.


Weekday mornings are devoted to TrumpetFest and chamber ensemble rehearsals, vocal coachings and rehearsals. After lunch, participants enjoy riposo, the traditional Italian midday rest time, followed by rehearsals or free time until dinner. Group functions and Italian language and culture classes are also offered. Although members participate in three or four evening concerts each week, some afternoons, evenings and every weekend are free, providing ample time for sightseeing.

Sample Daily Schedule:


Music School opens

Breakfast available at Café del Corso


Advanced Italian for singers

Individual practice time

TrumpetFest warm-ups


String coachings / rehearsals (until 1:00)

Voice and piano coachings / rehearsals (until 1:00)

TrumpetFest small and large ensemble rehearsals (until 1:00)

1:00 Lunch and riposo

Beginning Italian

Vocal coachings (until 7:30)


TrumpetFest Master Class and rehearsals (until 7:30)

String and piano coachings / rehearsals (until 7:30)


Music School closes


9:30 Faculty Recital (all attend)
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Housing and Meals

All participants are housed in comfortable pensione facilities, newly renovated and equipped with modern amenities, or in apartments, in the heart of Orvieto. Rooms are double or triple occupancy, with single rooms available for an additional $900. The workshop fee includes continental breakfast and vouchers for one main meal daily at select local restaurants. Orvieto boasts many inexpensive and delicious pizzerias and food markets, all within easy walking distance.

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Tuition and Cost

The 3-week workshop fee is $3,450 U.S., which includes all coaching, use of practice and rehearsal facilities, room, continental breakfast, one main meal per day, transportation to all concerts, and transportation from Fiumicino Airport in Rome to Orvieto. Orvieto Musica offers an “Early Bird” tuition reduction for singers and instrumentalists who make a deposit by February 15, 2019. Please request details by writing to info@orvietomusica.org. A $45 non-refundable application fee will be applied toward tuition if accepted. Airfare not included.

The tuition for TrumpetFest is $1,195 and includes program offerings as described on the TrumpetFest page.

Guests Welcome

Every year Orvieto Musica warmly welcomes guests of Orvieto Musica participants to join their friends or loved ones for a portion of the festival, or for the entire three weeks. Festival guests are included in all activities of the festival and are welcome to attend coachings and master classes. They receive vouchers for meals with the participants and are also welcome to travel with the festival on festival-related excursions at no extra cost. The cost for visiting guests is $650 per week, or $1,800 for three weeks.

Application Procedure

Applications may be completed online and will be considered until positions are filled. $500 deposits are due by March 1, 2019. Nonrefundable “Early Bird” tuition deposits of $1,000 are due by January 31, 2019. Applications must be accompanied by a $45 application fee.

All participants are required to sign the Alcoholic Beverages Policy Statement. Parents of participants under 21 will also be required to sign the ABPS.


Payments may be made online via PayPal or may be sent to:
Orvieto Musica, Inc.
3318 N. Lakeshore Drive, Suite #100
Chicago, IL 60657, U.S.A.


Cancellation Policy

The following is Orvieto Musica’s refund policy for emergency cancellations:

  • Written notification received on or before April 1, 2019: Forfeit deposit
  • Written notification received between April 2 and May 1, 2019: Forfeit 50% of total paid or total deposit, whichever is more
  • Written notification received on or after May 2, 2019: No refund
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