News Release



Event Date: June 3 to July 15, 2018


Round Top Music Festival Coming to Round Top, Texas, June 3 to July 15



Round Top, Texas - Over ninety young talented artists chosen from more than 500 applicants from all over the world will convene at the Round Top Music Festival in tiny Round Top, Texas (248 Jaster Road) on Sunday June 3 through Sunday July 15, 2018.


The 6-week concentrated course, supervised by its artistic director, James Dick, includes orchestra rehearsals and performances, chamber music coaching and performances, master classes and private lessons. Forty faculty members and six conductors will mentor the participants. Alums of the previous 47 years are to be around the world playing in great symphony orchestras and teaching in leading universities and conservatories.  Twelve of them are now teaching at Round Top.

Everyday visitors and music lovers can join and attend rehearsals, master classes and/or performances at the beautifully crafted and acoustically peerless Festival Concert Hall or at the more intimate Edythe Bates Old chapel.
In 2018, the Round Top Music Festival celebrates the 80th birth year of the leading female American composer Joan Tower on Saturday June 23. Chamber music and orchestral works commemorate the 100th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s death.
The Texas Festival Orchestra, body of the Young Artists will present eight programs. Six of them on Saturdays at 7:30 pm, one free specifically designed for toddlers and teenagers on Tuesday June 12 at 11:00 am and the “Patriotic Concert” on Sunday July 1 at 3:00 pm. The orchestra rehearses every weekday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm in the Festival Concert Hall. Rehearsals are open and free to the public.
Chamber music is well represented also in various combinations of instruments, which are showcases for faculty members. Young artists have opportunities to join them on stage.


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Media Contact: Alain G Declert


Phone: 979-250-3815

Round Top Festival Institute
248 Jaster Road, Round Top, Texas 78954