Testimonials

“I felt like we found a jewel in the south! The enthusiasm of students was so genuine at SSMF and so supportive to each other! Great kids having fun making music together!! It was great!”
SSMF 2017 parent

“At least once a week my child says that she wishes she were back at Sewanee.
I cannot express what a fantastic summer she had. She talks about it all.the.time.”
SSMF 2017 parent

“The Sewanee Summer Music Festival changed my life in only a month’s time.”
Student, 2014

“Inspiring, wonderful….I loved being at Sewanee!”
JoAnn Falletta, Music Director, Buffalo Philharmonic
Guest conductor, 2014, 2016

“Sewanee…helped me find my own personality.”
Student, 2014

“In all of my years of being a Music Educator and attending music camps and festivals, SSMF outdoes them all!“
Music Educator, 2016

“You can’t beat the music and the chance to play in an orchestra in a beautiful setting with people from all over this and other countries!”
Student, 2014

“It’s just like waking up at Hogwarts every morning!”
Student, 2012

“Sewanee is a magical-like festival in a truly unique place with wonderfully amazing and talented people.”
Management Intern, 2014

“A wonderful program in a beautiful setting. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the talented students at Sewanee!”
Kenneth Fuchs, GRAMMY-nominated composer
Visiting composer, 2014 SSMF

“You are changing lives in the world of music and beyond.”
Parent, SSMF 2010-2014

“At Sewanee…someone took the time to have faith in me, to listen to me, and it makes you want to do the same.”
Student, 2010-2014

“The feeling of family is real.”
Student, 2013

“At Sewanee, I wake everyday wanting to have more hours in the day to practice!”
Student, 2014

“I was pushed harder than I had ever been pushed to learn—and I was loved at the same time.”
Student, 2014

“I have been going back every summer.”
Student, 2010-2014

“Some people say that Disney world is the happiest place on earth—for me it’s Sewanee Summer Music Festival.”
Student, 2014

“From lessons, masterclasses, chamber music, and orchestral classes, Sewanee lays a foundation for performance success. “
Artist-Faculty

“There’s no place like Sewanee for unforgettable musical experiences.”
Artist-Faculty