Bayview Festival

June 9 - August 18, 2017

The Buzz


  • One of my favorite parts about Bay View Music Festival is the community. Apart from the large student artist house and the fellowship that comes with that, the festival is part of a larger community made up of people called "cottagers" (families who spend their summers vacationing in the lovely, quaint homes of Bay View). Our performances throughout the summer are attended by these cottagers, many of whom provided scholarship money for us to attend the festival. My favorite people were the front row regulars: to see their faces every time I step on stage was a great comfort. They became an extended family to the students and watched us grow musically throughout the summer. This is something really unique and precious to Bay View Music Festival.

  • An incredibly supportive and available faculty!

  • An amazing number of opportunities in chamber music, more than we could ever get at our colleges.

  • A scenically beautiful, musically enriching place to spend your summer!

  • The chance to finally focus on my craft without distractions.

  • I had one of the best summers of my life at Bay View; it was full of joy and discoveries, both musical and personal; and I found inner resources that I needed to strengthen myself as an artist.

  • If you want a way to make amazing music with amazing people, then this is the place to be.

  • Bay View provides a unique and wonderful summer experience that offers fantastic opportunity for artistic and professional growth.

  • The students are passionate about what they do and the relationship that they form with the faculty is special in it's camaraderie. (Teachers are so accessible and treat students like fellow musicians.)

  • The Bay View Summer Conservatory gave me the opportunity to learn and grow as a musician by working with students and faculty from a wide variety of backgrounds within the context of a cooperative atmosphere.

  • BV is an rewarding, concentrated effort to present the best of opera, chamber music, and all forms of collaboration in a close-knit learning environment.

  • This festival gave me time to focus on myself. I was able to work out everyday, enjoy the beautiful beach as often as I wanted, travel the area and go to the sand dunes, practice, perform, rehearse, and get to know the faculty in a wonderfully personal way, what an amazing festival.