Welcome to Marrowstone!

Marrowstone Orchestra

July 26 – August 9, 2015
Bellingham, WA
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(Applications still accepted on a case by case basis)


Marrowstone is the premier orchestra training program of the Pacific Northwest, featuring internationally acclaimed faculty and guest artists from the world’s most distinguished orchestras, conservatories and schools of music.

Your summer music-making journey starts here.

Marrowstone Music Festival, founded in 1943, is the largest and most comprehensive summer orchestra training program in the Pacific Northwest. Every summer over 200 musicians, aged 14 to 25, come from over 30 states and several countries to study with our internationally acclaimed faculty at the beautiful campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham. During this intense two-week program students are immersed in orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes, and professional performances for the Bellingham public.

The heart and soul of Marrowstone is our internationally acclaimed faculty; members of the world’s most distinguished symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera companies and conservatories. But the musical gifts of our distinguished faculty are most vividly reflected in their devotion to the training of the next generation of young artists. Marrowstone has always been a place where the precious legacy of great and timeless music serves to enrich the artists of today and inspire the performers of tomorrow. It is a place to watch musical sparks fly and to witness a great love for music being cultivated in the next generation of artists.