Bay View Wind Institute


June 14 – July 14, 2024

We strive to provide the most unique collegiate chamber music experience in the country, featuring a 2:1 student-faculty ratio, a focus on wind quintet repertoire, and an opportunity to develop your musical leadership skills.

Do you love to perform chamber music at a high level? Do you want to propel your musical skills towards a professional career? Do you hunger for inside information about forming and running a wind quintet?

The Wind Institute at Bay View Music Festival will provide all of that and much more! Located in one of North America’s most spectacular settings, the Bay View Wind Institute provides unparalleled opportunities to learn, perform, and collaborate while soaking in the sandy beaches and historical beauty of Northern Michigan.

This exciting collaboration pairs this unique wind quintet training experience with the oldest music festival in the United States. The Bay View Music Festival is part of a Chautauqua community and features a variety of professional and student performances throughout the summer in addition to classes, lessons, coaching, and much more.

EARLY APPLICATION DISCOUNT: Apply by Feb. 26, receive $150 discount off tuition if accepted (additional scholarship & work-study avail.)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 10 at 5pm

EARLY ACCEPTANCE DISCOUNT: If accepted, your tuition is discounted another $500 if deposited by March 20!

No application fees!


A Typical Day in an Atypical Place

The Bay View environment mirrors life as a professional freelance musician, offering a balance of coaching, rehearsal, practice, and free time. As an example, a typical day might look like this:

  • Individual practice
  • Quintet rehearsal
  • Attend career development seminar
  • Lunch
  • Private lesson
  • Quintet coaching with faculty
  • Break – go to the beach
  • Dinner
  • Observe Bay View Wind Quintet faculty rehearsal
  • Musical Pit Orchestra Rehearsal – Evening
  • Free time