Schwob Summer Music Festival

online edition

June 29-July 2, 2020

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.

This year the festival will take place through online instruction, including masterclasses and lessons with Schwob faculty, elective courses, guest artists, and fun activities!


The Schwob School of Music
Columbus State University
Columbus, GA


(all times Eastern)

  • 10AM Masterclass with Schwob Faculty

  • 11AM Elective

  • 1PM Elective

  • 2PM Elective

Elective options (pick 2): Digital Chamber Ensembles

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

  • 3PM Private lessons (1 per student)

  • Afternoon and Evening: 

Guest Artist Presentations and Performances

Activities led by Counselors


Scholarships Available

Priority Deadline: April 1, 2020

Scholarship Requirements:


We are not able to offer scholarships to the online festival this year. All scholarships previously awarded will be honored for next year's festival, June 27-July 3, 2021.


- $200 for all participants, includes

  • daily masterclasses

  • 1 lesson

  • 2 elective classes

  • activities and guest artist events

- $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


We are not able to provide housing and meals, due to the online nature of the festival this year.


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

Stephen Clayton, Trombone

Alex Avila, Tuba/Euphonium

Paul Vaillancourt, Percussion and Musicianship

Patricia Weitzel, Double Bass

Jamie Nix, Wind Ensemble

Keith Matthews, Wind Ensemble and Music Education

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

Ryan Worley, Audio Technology

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