Festival Details

June 16 – July 5, 2024
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

Professor Kim Walker

Festival Support

Martina Sciucchino

Workshop Offerings

Special Features

  • Italian language and culture classes
  • Faculty and participant performances of 12th to 21st-century music
  • Peak Performance & Quantum Sound Therapy Masterclass
  • Orvieto Cave Tour 
  • Italian Cuisine & Architecture
  • Weekend Sightseeing

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, Tuba Euphonium 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 $1,250 for 3-week programs or $350 for TrumpetFest and Tuba Euphonium Fest. 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 Intensive Strings and Intensive Voice all-inclusive tuition is $4,500 U.S. This investment includes expert coaching, use of practice and rehearsal facilities, apartment housing, continental breakfast, one main meal per day, transportation to all concerts, and transportation from Fiumicino Airport in Rome to Orvieto. Airfare is not included.

The tuition for TrumpetFest and Tuba Euphonium festival is $1,295 and includes program offerings as described on the TrumpetFest and Tuba Euphonium Fest pages.

New: Orvieto Musica offers limited work-study and scholarship support with priority given to all applications received and accepted by 19 January.  There is also an “Early Bird” tuition reduction for Intensive Strings and Intensive Voice participants who are admitted by January 19, 2024. The application includes a section for need-based scholarship consideration. Airfare is not included.

Orvieto Musica provides a formal invitation letter to all accepted participants to support our participants and emerging professionals to help applications for financial support through their home institutions or foundations to attend Orvieto Musica.  A university financial aid officer or advisor can advise you on opportunities to use funds from your financial aid package or apply for travel awards for professional development, or research and creative activity. 

Many of our OM emerging professionals start early and are able to also receive financial assistance from outside sources as well: Music clubs/societies, youth orchestras and bands, service clubs (e.g., Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.), businesses, and foundations.

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 are open September 1st, 2024 and may be completed online. 

All Students are admitted through audition and therefore meritorious.

Limited scholarship funds are available.

Priority consideration for scholarship and work study will be afforded to all applications received before 15 January. $1,000 deposits (Intensive Strings and Voice) are due by February 15, 2024. 

Trumpetfest $500 deposits are due by January 19th, 2024;

Nonrefundable “Early Bird” tuition deposits of $1,000 paid by January 19 (Intensive Strings and Intensive Voice), will receive a $200 fee reduction. 

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.

Final tuition payment for all participants will need to be submitted by April 19, 2024.


Payments may be made online via PayPal or may be sent to:

Orvieto Musica, Inc.
144 Frankford Ct,
Lubbock, TX, 79416, U.S.A

NOTE: An added fee for processing through PayPal will be need to be added to payment as well.  


Cancellation Policy

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

  • Written notification received between April 1 and May 1, 2024: Forfeit deposit or 50% of total cost if already paid
  • Written notification received on or after May 2, 2024: No refund