Composers, pianists, singers, and string players -- immerse yourself in music, art, and creativity by the beautiful Adriatic Sea!

At IMFA, you will experience four weeks of faculty-student collaborative music making in the inspirational setting of the United World College of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy. This vibrant region of Italy enjoys a blend of Italian, Slovenian, and Austrian cultures and is famous for being the location where the poet Rainer Maria Rilke composed some of his most celebrated verses. As a student at IMFA, you will experience first-hand the sweeping views of the sea, the craggy cliffs along the Rilke Trail, and the fascinating variety of cultures that this region has to offer.

The UWC Adriatic campus creates the perfect residential environment for the musical community of IMFA, and you will enjoy frequent lessons, coachings, master classes, and rehearsals as a participant in this program. Italian instruction will be available and is required for singers (optional for instrumentalists and composers).

Student and faculty concerts will be held in Duino and in the surrounding areas, and most evenings will be spent performing in or attending recitals or masterclasses. Performance venues include concert halls, art galleries, churches, and castles. In addition to independent time set aside for exploring the area, you will also participate in group excursions to nearby Italian and Slovenian cities, such as Trieste, Piran, and Ljubljana, among others.

Looking for more details? Click on the link for your performance area, or email [email protected].

Daily Schedule

Subject to change

Strings and Piano Voice Composition
7:30-9:00am BREAKFAST
9:45-11:00am Chamber groups/lessons/practice time
(Optional Italian Class)
Italian Class Composition Seminar
(Optional Italian Class)
11:15am-12:30pm Chamber groups/lessons/practice Lessons/coachings/practice Composition Seminar
12:45-1:45pm LUNCH
2:00-6:00pm Individually scheduled coachings/lessons/practice time/free time Lessons/Singing & Acting Workshop/free time

Individual lessons/time to compose/free time

6:45-7:45pm DINNER
8:00pm Concerts, master classes, or free time