Brevard Music Center provides a congenial summer community for young musicians of exceptional gifts. Four hundred students, ages 14 – 29, enroll each year. All students and an artist faculty of 65 live and work on the Music Center campus, 180 wooded acres in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.
Each summer the opera program at Brevard enrolls approximately 30 singers who, together, constitute the Janiec Opera Company. Students receive daily coaching, participate in masterclasses, and rehearse their roles under the close instruction and mentorship of seasoned professionals in the opera world. All productions utilize professional directors, designers, costumers, et al.
Become part of the BMC community. Practice your craft and develop your skills in a picturesque rehearsal studio – in nature, beside the lake, amongst the white pines, alongside the stream. Share a communal lunch or an impromptu conversation with faculty and guest artists in our cafeteria. Interact with patrons who fill our auditoriums and love to hear your music.
We welcome you, the next generation of musicians and artists. We encourage you, and challenge you, to experience the magic of the Brevard Music Center. In a community of musicians, you will be transformed. On the stage and in the classroom, you will be inspired. In just one summer, you will make new friendships that will last a lifetime.
This is Brevard. Be inspired. Be here.
2018 will witness a worldwide celebration of the life and music of Leonard Bernstein, as we mark the centenary of the birth of one of America’s leading artists of the 20th century.
Brevard Music Center will take part in this milestone through a season-long “festival within a festival” featuring orchestra, chamber, and opera performances.
• A Bernstein celebration concert with Keith Lockhart and the BMCO to include Bernstein's Chichester Psalms (w/choir), the Adagio from Mahler's Symphony No. 10, and Bernstein's Symphony No. 2, "Age of Anxiety" (with piano soloist Norman Krieger)
• West Side Story - showing of the film with live orchestra
• A fully staged production of Candide by the Janiec Opera Company
• Season-finale performance of Bernstein's Mass (BMC premiere)