Red Cedar Chamber Music Summer Festival

Cornell College
Mt. Vernon, Iowa

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Red Cedar summer festival
Red Cedar Summer Festival
is a week for flute & guitar duos! Join other professional and aspiring-professional duos for a week of coaching sessions, master classes, concerts (yours!) in the community, and sessions on marketing & development. This is a unique opportunity to engage in conversation and discussion with your peers. The week is completely non-competitive. The festival is based on participant-centered learning. The week ends with your duo participating in an intimate concert. Tuition-only is $290 per person. Participants may stay in newer campus suite-style residential housing. Cost for housing can be found on the registration page. The Festival anticipates a seven-night stay.

Cornell College is the Summer Home of Red Cedar Chamber Music.

Read a story by participant Bret Heim about his personal experience at the festival.

King Chapel

Headquarters for classes are the new Ringer Recital Studio and historic 1882 King Chapel on the picturesque Cornell College campus.

In your spare time, wander the streets of this Victorian-era town, and enjoy its architecture, art studios, unique gift shops, and fine locally-owned restaurants.


summer festival 2000Comments from Summer Festival participants:

“Ingenious approaches. Creative & stimulating master classes. You really want us to improve and succeed.”

“The atmosphere you created was completely non-competitive and cooperative. I learned a lot."

“Definitely one of the best weeks of my musical career.”

"I received lots of inspiration! This is a very unique event. The sharing, performing, coaching & socializing is intense and creates a learning environment that is superior in a non-threatening atmosphere.”

“We have never played so well together. You really know how to help us draw the music off the printed page!”


    Participant performances by your duo

    Coaching sessions

    Master classes

    Repertoire sharing

    Classes to sharpen your music business skills

    Final House Concert by all festival participants


    Jan Boland & John Dowdall
    Directors, and Ensemble-in-Residence
    Red Cedar Chamber Music
    Summer Festival
    PO Box 154
    Marion IA 52302
    Tel 319/377-8028
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    Read quotes and see photos from previous Festivals.













Summer Festival Photos

Steve Wachter, Laura Schulkind

Laura Schulkind Michael Gilbertson, Jan Boland John Dowdall

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