2020 Cello Seminars

Established in 2014, the Sitka International Cello Seminar is a relatively new branch of the Sitka Music Festival. In a normal summer, the seminar is an immersive 3-week residency program for pre-professional cellists. Capacity is limited to 10 students, partially because that's the maximum that can be accommodated in Stevenson Hall, but also to ensure an [...]

By |2020-08-10T08:22:24-08:00August 10th, 2020|Other, Summer Cello Seminar, Media|0 Comments

July 14, 2020 – Stevenson Hall update

We are so excited to see our dreams come true! However, because of these delays, change orders, and cost overruns … the fundraising continues. If you’d like to learn more about this project and help us clear the final fundraising hurdle, please get in touch with our office to learn more, or Donate Now! [...]

March 28, 2020 – Stevenson Hall update

Check out these more recent photos of our Stevenson Hall remodel! Progress  has slowed somewhat due to the coronavirus pandemic, as we have out-of-town mechanical workers who would be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Sitka in observance of a local mandate, and also some delays in our supply chain. We're carrying [...]

February 5, 2020 – Stevenson Hall update

After enduring some design challenges and other delays, work began in early September with a thorough abatement of asbestos and lead, paving the way for the Hard Rock Construction crew to begin work in October. Since then, great progress has been made:  The interior was gutted and completely reframed, and is now insulated with rock [...]

Cello Seminar 2020

"The Sitka Cello Seminar lights a fire behind the true meaning of music." Brendon Phelps, 2014 & 2015 Seminar "Sitka was nothing short of transformative for me as a cellist and a human being." Hannah Moses, 2015 Seminar Click here to apply for the 2020 Sitka International Cello Seminar. The application deadline is February 15, 2020. Decisions [...]

By |2019-11-19T06:28:09-09:00November 19th, 2019|Top Page Feature, News, Summer Cello Seminar|0 Comments

Meet the 2019 Cello Seminar Students

Welcome to our 2019 Seminar students! Here’s their schedule of public performances: Tues July 9, 6:30 pm - Mean Queen (lower level) Thurs July 11, 5:30 pm - Ludvig’s Wine Bar Fri July 12, Noon - Sitka Public Library Tues July 16, 6:30 pm - Mean Queen (lower level) Wed July 17, Noon - [...]

By |2019-08-08T14:23:31-08:00July 3rd, 2019|Summer Cello Seminar|0 Comments

Building Plans Revealed

Over the past couple of years we’ve been working with NorthWind Architects on the drawings and plans for the remodel of Stevenson Hall, the headquarters of the Sitka Music Festival. We’re excited to share our ideas with you, which include a slight expansion on the back of the building, giving us a little more elbow [...]

Cello Seminar Deadline Extended!

UPDATE:  The application deadline has been extended to March 15, 2019 so the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Seminar is still available. Decisions will be made and announced in April. The Seminar will be held July 3-21, 2019, in Sitka, Alaska. Students must be at least 18 years old.  Click here to apply for [...]

By |2019-02-25T09:35:15-09:00December 19th, 2018|Top Page Feature, News, Summer Cello Seminar|0 Comments

2018 Cello Seminar Highlights (Part 2)

Highlights from the Second Week of the Sitka International Cello Seminar The participants in the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar have packed their bags and said their goodbyes as another wonderful week drew to a close, marking the end of the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar. Last week they performed at the Rotary Club, [...]

2018 Cello Seminar Highlights (Part 1)

Highlights from the first half of the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar Over the last 10 days, the Sitka International Cello Seminar participants have been actively engaging with the Sitka community in a variety of ways. They have performed at the Pioneer Home, the Sitka Public Library, the Mean Queen, the Chamber of Commerce, [...]

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