Mission

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 Schumann. 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

About TMAF

The Taipei Music Academy & Festival welcomes young musicians aged 15 to 30 who are interested in working with a world class faculty in an immersive and inspiring environment. The lovely campus of the National Taipei University of the Arts, situated on a mountainside overlooking Taipei, serves as our home.

Academy participants will choose either chamber music or chamber ensemble, as well as partake in the Festival Orchestra. Every musician will receive daily coaching in chamber music and chamber ensemble. For orchestra, faculty will play and coach alongside young musicians in every rehearsal and performance. Master classes are available to those interested in solo repertoire, as well as opportunities to build professional skills with our mock orchestra auditions and orchestral excerpt tutorials.