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Schwob Summer Music Festival

June 27-July 3, 2021

The Schwob Summer Music Festival provides a prestigious  musical environment for woodwinds, brass, percussion, string bass, voice and guitar students. During the festival, students will rehearse, perform, and receive a high level of group and individual music instruction, enhancing their technical and collaborative skills.

The festival includes masterclasses and lessons with Schwob faculty, elective courses, guest artists, and fun activities!


The Schwob School of Music
Columbus State University
Columbus, GA

Potential Schedule

(all times Eastern)

  • 9AM Masterclass with Schwob Faculty

  • 10AM Chamber Group

  • 11AM Elective

  • 12PM Lunch

  • 1PM Elective/Lessons

Elective options: Composition

Musician Wellness: Body Mapping, Yoga, and Mindfulness

Music Theory, Musicianship, Jazz Improvisation, Audio Technology, and Intro to a Career in Music

Song, Scene and Stage & Acting for the Singer

  • 2PM Large Ensembles

  • 3:30PM Private lessons (1 per student)

  • 4:30PM Chamber Music

  • Afternoon and Evening: 

Guest Artist Presentations and Performances

Activities led by Counselors


Scholarships Available

Priority Deadline: April 1, 2021

Scholarship Requirements:



- $625 residential/$325 day participant includes

  • daily masterclasses

  • 1 lesson with Schwob faculty

  • elective classes

  • activities and guest artist events

  • free admission to all concerts

- $35 Application Fee due upon submission 



Residential campers will be housed in loft-style apartments, just steps away from the RiverPark Campus.  The RiverPark Campus is located in the middle of Columbus' exciting downtown district, within walking distance of the Chattahoochee River. 

- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided for residential campers.

- Lunch and Dinner included for day campers



Andrée Martin, Flute and Body Mapping

Susan Tomkiewicz, Oboe and Yoga

Lisa Oberlander, Clarinet

Stephanie Patterson, Bassoon and Director

Joseph Girard, Saxophone

Robert Murray, Trumpet

Anne-Marie Cherry, French Horn and Mindfulness

Bradley Palmer, Trombone

Alex Avila, Tuba/Euphonium

Paul Vaillancourt, Percussion and Musicianship

Patricia Weitzel, Double Bass

Jamie Nix, Wind Ensemble

Michelle Folta, Voice and Music Education

Michelle Debruyn, Voice and Yoga

Joshua May, Voice and Song, Scene, and Stage

Ianthe Marini, Choir and Acting

Andrew Zohn, Guitar

James Ogburn, Theory and Composition

Ben Weatherford, Jazz and Improvisation

Chris Reichmeier, World Music

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