Program details

From the intimate world of chamber music to the exciting symphony orchestra, Young Artists will take part in a versatile and comprehensive musical experience. This exciting summer festival is ideal for talented students seeking a well rounded musical education.



Immerse yourself in chamber music rehearsals and concerts.


Participate in an intimate chamber orchestra as well as a full symphony.


Join talented artists for an improvised music seminar and vibrant concerts.


Explore instrumental collaborative repertoire in an idyllic setting.

Other Opportunities

A one-of-a-kind musical experience

Composition Seminar


  • Festival Young Artists have the unique opportunity to perform works written as part of the Alba Composition Seminar, which attracts talented composition students from around the world. 
  • "The composition program in Alba started in 2005, when composer David Froom began a composition masterclass in connection with St Mary's College of Maryland. In the years following, the size and scope of the masterclass evolved and a wide range of student composers attended these courses along with a diverse and distinguished group of guest composers and performers. Among past guest composers are Jeffrey Mumford, Scott Wheeler, Louis Karchin, Robert Gibson, Mark Andrew Cook, Judah Adashi, Sylvano Busotti, Christopher Muscat, and Antonello Lerda."

Composer in Residence