Sample Daily Schedule
"PCMF's schedule is purposefully intense. It is designed to push each student artist beyond what they thought was the limit of their capabilities. They are extremely proud of the work put in by the conclusion of the festival...and rightfully so."
-- Michael Whitson, PCMF founder and director
Breakfast - 8:00am
All breakfast meals are provided at the student artist home(s), and prepared by the students themselves with the supervision of the student artist chaperone(s).
Chamber Group Rehearsals* - 9:00am
All groups contain one coach who is present for all rehearsals.
Lunch - 12:00pm
Lunch is always prepared for the entire festival by the outsanding on-site chef
Second Chamber Group Rehearsal - 1:00pm
Students participate in a second, student-only chamber group, giving them the opportunity to learn more repertoire, as well as try out skills learned in the morning rehearsal.
Private Lessons and Scheduled Practice Time - 2:30pm
Private lessons can be scheduled with any of the faculty artists. First lesson is scheduled by PCMF,
any subsequent meetings are done so by the student and faculty artist.
PCMF Orchestra Rehearsal - 4:30pm
All student artists also participate in the PCMF Orchestra, but do not participate in every
orchestral work allowing for more practice time or a much-needed break.
Solo opportunites with the orchestra are available through audition prior to the start of PCMF.
Dinner - 6:30pm
Dinner is always prepared for the entire fesival by the outstanding on-site chef.
Free Time - 7:30pm until lights out
This schedule is created to give insight as to a typical rehearsal day at PCMF. There are often guest artist masterclasses, concerts, and outreach events that are unique to specific days.