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This Piano Concert in a Bluebonnet Field May be the Most Magical Texas Thing EverThis Piano Concert in a Bluebonnet Field May be the Most Magical Texas Thing Ever

PaperCity Magazine features "Welcome to Wildflower Hall," by Catherine D. Anspon, 05/08/20

What does a performing arts organization do when its years-in-the-making plans for a grand destination gala celebrating a half century of work get derailed by the coronavirus pandemic?

Come up with a new date and — as a gift to supporters and music lovers — craft a glorious concert in a field.

Talk about a Plan B. Cue Round Top Festival Institute, in the hamlet of Round Top, Texas (population ninetysomething), incongruously home to one of the top music festivals in the world.

When this spring it became clear that...

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2020 Round Top Festival Institute Update2020 Round Top Festival Institute Update

It is with heart-breaking sadness that the Round Top Festival Institute will not take place this summer. With, indeed, special thoughts on all this, as it was our 50th summer, however, we have decided to postpone the studies and performances of this year’s carefully planned repertoire until the beginning of June 2021, the actual 50th year, our golden anniversary.

We will resume our cultural and music events on Saturday August 22nd, 2020, which begins our August-to-April series.

Additional and consequential details regarding the Round Top Festival Institute will be communicated directly and personally to the 2020 accepted Young Artists and Faculty.

James Dick
Founder & Artistic Director

Coronavirus AdvisoryCoronavirus Advisory

Round Top Festival Institute is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We have decided to postpone the summer music festival until next year, June-July 2021. We will continue to monitor the official health directions issued locally, statewide and nationally to determine when it is safe for Festival Hill to return to business as usual.

Currently, the Festival Hill Campus is closed for business. No tours are being offered. We encourge adherence to the current statewide stay-at-home order.

If you wish to book a wedding, please submit the online form on our wedding page to request more information. Your request will be answered when offices reopen.

Please return to our website for updates.

Updated April 8, 2020

Festival Hill at 50 - Special Edition - Reserve by June 1Festival Hill at 50 - Special Edition - Reserve by June 1

FESTIVAL HILL at 50, The History of Round Top Festival Institute is being readied for publication. Here is your chance to be included at the beginning of the book as it's sponsor.

Be a part of the history of Festival Hill!  For your contribution of $1,000 toward the book's publication, you will receive a special boxed edition of FESTIVAL HILL at 50, by Carl Cunningham; hardcover 200+ page book with dust jacket, full color; clamshell, cloth-covered box; portfolio with limited edition giclée print, signed by artist Linda Tibolla; available this summer. By being a sponsor of this historic book, you will be listed in the book's opening pages, forever linking your name to the history of this great institution. You must purchase by June 1, 2020 to be listed as a sponsor.

Act now!! Deadline for inclusion in the book has been extended to Monday, June 1, 2020.

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50th Anniversary Gala Rescheduled for October 24, 202050th Anniversary Gala Rescheduled for October 24, 2020

Round Top Festival Institute's 50th Anniversary Gala has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2020 on the Festival Hill campus. Join us as we celebrate 50 years of excellence in art education and music while we set the stage for the future of Round Top Festival Institute.

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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.