Festival Details

June 18 – July 9, 2023
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.

Mission Statement: Located in beautiful, tranquil small-town Italy, Orvieto Musica provides a safe, challenging, inspiring and intense performing environment for accomplished young musicians.  

Artistic Director

Nyela Basney

Workshop Offerings

Special Features

chamber music, music festival, orvieto italy, music workshop, chamber music festival, international music festivalThe Locale

Orvieto, located in Umbria 60 miles north of Rome, is a medieval walled city dating from the twelfth century and is thought of as one of the jewels of Umbria’s hill towns. Its cathedral is considered 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. Living among the centuries-old buildings and cobblestone streets is an experience you will never forget. Orvieto is on the main Rome-to-Florence rail line and is convenient to virtually every major Italian city.

The Schedule

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.

See a sample of our daily schedule

chamber music, music festival, orvieto italy, music workshop, chamber music festival, international music festivalHousing 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 $1,200. The workshop fee includes continental breakfast and vouchers for one main meal daily at select local restaurants. Orvieto boasts many inexpensive pizzerias and food markets, all within easy walking distance.

Tuition and Cost

The 3-week workshop fee is $3,500 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, 2023. 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.

OM works to keep tuition costs lower than other 3-week music festivals.

Students may qualify to use financial aid through their home institutions to cover some of the costs of attending Orvieto Musica . Meet with a financial aid officer at your university to see if you might be able to use funds from your financial aid package.

We encourage all OM participants to also seek financial assistance from outside sources as well. Music clubs and organizations, youth orchestras and bands, service clubs (e.g., Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.), businesses, and foundations may be willing to help. Be professional and creative, and start planning early.

The tuition for TrumpetFest is $1,245 and includes program offerings as described on the TrumpetFest page.

chamber music, music festival, orvieto italy, music workshop, chamber music festival, international music festivalGuests 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 housed in festival housing, 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 $750 per week, or $2,100 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, 2023. Nonrefundable “Early Bird” tuition deposits of $1,000 are due by February 15, 2023.  Applications must be accompanied by a $45 application fee which will be applied towards tuition if accepted.

Participants under the age of 21 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, 2023: Forfeit deposit
  • Written notification received between April 2 and May 1, 2023: Forfeit 50% of total paid or total deposit, whichever is more
  • Written notification received on or after May 2, 2023: No refund