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50th Round Top Music Festival50th Round Top Music Festival

Thirty-seven young talented artists chosen from more than 350 applicants from all over the world will convene at tiny Round Top, Texas on Sunday June 6 till Sunday July 18, 2021 for the 50th Round Top Music Festival. The 6-week intensely concentrated course supervised by its Founder and Artistic Director James Dick includes orchestra rehearsals and performances, chamber music coaching and performances, master classes, and private lessons. Thirty faculty members and six conductors will mentor the participants.

Alumni of the previous 49 years are to be found at any corner of the planet playing in great symphony orchestras and teaching in leading universities and conservatories. Fourteen of them are now teaching at Round Top!


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COVID-19 Policy for VisitorsCOVID-19 Policy for Visitors

Until further notice, Round Top Festival Institute will continue to follow CDC Guidelines.
  • Please follow these guidelines whether or not you have been fully vaccinated.
  • A mask or other appropriate face covering is required in all buildings.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet from others who don't live with you is required everywhere on campus, indoors and outdoors. If 6 feet cannot be maintained outdoors, a mask or face covering is required.
  • We will continue to limit capacities in our venues to allow for social distancing.
  • We will continue to provide sanitization stations and monitor and sanitize restrooms and other contact areas during events.
  • If you feel sick, please reschedule your visit.
James Dick, Texas Bluebonnets Grieg NocturneJames Dick, Texas Bluebonnets Grieg Nocturne

Texas Bluebonnets Grieg Nocturne - James Dick, piano (3:59)
Nocturne Op. 54/4 by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Recorded by pianist James Dick on January 10, 2004
Video and editing: Don Teague (March/April 2020)

Round Top Festival Institute, the sole project of The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Institute. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies and scholarship programs. This notice is published pursuant to IRS Revenue Procedure 2019-22.