|RTFI Alumni Among Faculty|
Nine Round Top Festival Institute alumni are among the faculty for the 2016 Round Top Music Festival. After having attended our Festival Institute, these alumni went on to establish successful careers in performance and education. They are returning to Round Top to work with young artists in residence as they study to enhance the skills they will need to further their careers--continuing 46 years of music education and performance at Round Top Festival Institute.
Brett Deubner, viola (1991) (RTFI Faculty 2012-2016) Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
Erin Hannigan, oboe (1993-1994) (RTFI Faculty 2007-2011, 2013-2016) Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Southern Methodist University
|Tickets for Round Top Music Festival Available Online|
Tickets for the 46th Round Top Music Festival are available online. The summer festival concert season opens on Saturday, June 11, and closes on Saturday, July 16. Concert ticket prices range from adults: $25-$45; students: $10. Day passes offering reduced rates are also available. The Festival Saturday-Events Pass may be purchased online, at the door or by calling the office at 979-249-3129; adult: $250; student: $100. Free parking. Picnic areas. Drinks available on Saturdays.
Eighty-nine young artists will be in residence, arriving on June 5 to study with distinguished international
|Festival Concert Hall... Peerless Perfection|
Quoting a recent article in Texas Farm & Home, "Its acoustics are nearly flawless. For a concert venue its architecture is almost perfect. From a performer’s perspective it is possibly the greatest concert hall in the United States... created by performing artists for performing artists.
"The concert hall, peerless in it's construction and quality, is the centerpiece of Festival Hill... During the summer musicians from around the world vie for the chance to come to Festival Hill and hone their talents so they can get the most from their musical abilities.
"It all began more than 40 years ago when famed concert pianist James Dick purchased six acres of land just north of Round Top, creating a place for music to flourish.
"The interior of the hall, which seats 1,000 people, is as much a work of art as the music performed upon its......