Stringwood is a premier summer music festival that specializes in connecting young musicians (ages 12-22) to chamber music as an art form, and developing expression through collaborative performances. The program experience is enhanced by its location at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, home to year round naturalists, organic gardens and eighty acres of pristine woodlands. Young musicians from across the country who are passionate about their music making appreciate coming to Stringwood to develop their musical knowledge, meet others who share the need to express themselves in a supportive and nurturing environment, and enjoy the meaningful time they have so close to nature.
The Stringwood schedule provides ample time and space for personal practice and discovery, extensive daily rehearsals and coaching, private lessons with an inspired faculty, musicianship classes, and generous interaction with world-class guest artist musicians in an energized and collaborative environment.
The Stringwood experience includes canoeing, a high ropes course, rock walls, nature hikes, bike trails, and breathtaking views.
Connecting with other talented and passionate chamber music performers.
Come to Stringwood for a memorable music and life experience.... Guaranteed.
Final Performance in Antonello Hall
Dates: June 7 – 28
Teaching and Performance Venues
Stringwood's Eagle Bluff Campus sits atop eighty acres of pristine Minnesota woodlands above Lanesboro, Minnesota, a Midwest summer destination, overlooking the Root River. Artist Faculty and Young Artist performances take place in a variety of concert halls and historic venues throughout the region. Stringwood teaching and rehearsal spaces are at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center and feature comfortable, well lighted, air-conditioned rooms.
For a full list of performance venues and concert information visit the Events pages.
Open Music Day
Date: June 13, 2020
Time: 9am - Noon
A great opportunity for string students, ages 12-22, who reside in southeast Minnesota to experience a morning of chamber music at Stringwood, plus lunch, at no charge. Individuals and pre-formed groups are welcome to participate and will work primarily with the Assistant Faculty Quartet, leading up to a masterclass with the Artaria String Quartet. Contact us to let us know you are coming.
Stringwood by the Numbers
Students: 40, from across the country
Ages: Approximately 12 to 22
Focus: Chamber Music
Elevation: 856 ft. above sea level
Average daily high in the summer: 78 degrees