Luzerne Music Center offers a robust season of exceptional performances in addition to the ultimate summer camp experience. This full music institution is dedicated to enhancing the musical talents of young people in a nurturing environment.
A Dynamic Music Institution
The Luzerne Music Center is a hub of incredible music, renowned instructors, and passionate young people. Founded in 1980 by Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Bert Phillips and Steinway pianist Toby Blumenthal, the tradition of Luzerne Music Center is carried on by accomplished violin soloist and alumna Elizabeth Pitcairn as President and Artistic Director.
Luzerne Chamber Music Festival & Concerts
Each summer, LMC presents concerts of renowned guest artists through the annual Luzerne Chamber Music Festival. The 2019 series includes musicians of the NYC Ballet and Philadelphia Orchestra, LMC foudner Toby Blumenthal, Chris Brubeck's Triple Play, and much more.
Guests can also enjoy the Faculty Artist Series, with music curated and performed by the LMC faculty. This series incorporates music from all ages, including works by LMC's own composers-in-residence.
With additional family-friendly and free student concerts, there is something for everyone!
An International Summer Music Camp
The mission of Luzerne Music Center's Summer Camp is to teach, inspire, and mentor talented children ages 9 to 18 in all aspects of musical expression, regardless of their financial circumstances.
Representing multiple nations and backgrounds, students immerse themselves in a camp community, working alongside peers who share the same love for music. In 2019, these young musicians will be coming from 16 states and 15 countries, including Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and Ukraine, to name a few.
Students who attend Luzerne Music Center's Summer Camp receive instruction that includes chamber music, private lessons, orchestra, composition, music theory, and recreation. Our orchestral students participate daily in LMC Symphony Orchestra rehearsals while pianists engage in group technique classes.
Throughout the season, LMC students have over 20 performance opportunities both on- and off-campus, all of which are free to the public.
Visit their website for the 2019 schedule and summer camp information!
Luzerne Chamber Music Festival Concerts:
July 08, 2019- 7:30 PM Musicians of the NYC Ballet in concert with Elizabeth Pitcairn
July 22, 2019- 7:30PM Toby Blumenthal with Principal Players of the Austin Symphony
July 29, 2019- 7:30PM Caroga Lake Festival Players
August 12, 2019- 7:30PM Fabulous Philadelphians with Elizabeth Pitcairn
LMC's Faculty Artist Series Concerts:
June 21, 2019- 7:30 PM Faculty Artist Concert #1
June 28, 2019- 7:30 PM Faculty Artist Concert #2
July 05, 2019- 7:30 PM Faculty Artist Concert #3
July 19, 2019- 7:30 PM Faculty Artist Concert #4
July 26, 2019- 7:30 PM Faculty Artist Concert #5
August 02, 2019- 7:30 PM Faculty Artist Concert #6