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.  

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