Curriculum and Schedule


Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass

Taipei Music Academy and Festival (TMAF)

The 2020 TMAF promises to be an exciting and fulfilling experience. Application is open to all string players. Students and young professionals are all welcome. Aspiring wind and brass virtuosos, please apply in 2021.

The two-week program will feature an immersion chamber music during the first week, and orchestra during the second. The orchestral program will be led by Leonard Slatkin who will conduct music of Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Cindy McTee and Mozart. As it is with TMAF's founding principle, all the faculty will play in the orchestra alongside the students.

Daily activities will include chamber music coaching, master classes and individual instructions on solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts. In addition, our faculty from the leading orchestras will offer mock auditions, a simulated orchestra audition with real playing and feedback. Maestro Slatkin will also lead a score reading tutorial. Chamber music and orchestra training will result performances.

I welcome you to apply and work with our world-class faculty and make music on the highest level.

Cho-Liang Lin

Artistic Director


Duration: July 25 – August 9, 2020

Jul 25Registration on TNUA campus
Jul 26Chamber Music rehearsals starts
2020 TMAF Opening Concert at TNUA Concert Hall
Jul 26-30Daily coaching sessions, master classes, mock auditions, audition tutorials and other instructions
Aug 1Chamber Music Marathon at TNUA Concert Hall, all students will perform on the concert to present the coaching result
Aug 3TMAF ALL-STAR Concert at National Concert Hall
Aug 2-6Orchestra Rehearsals and Score Reading with Maestro Leonard Slatkin
Aug 7 & 9TMAF Orchestra Concerts at National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) & National Concert Hall