The HCSMF experience is rich with musical learning, exploration, and discovery. Students work closely with excellent faculty and guest artists and attend small workshops on a wide range of topics. There are opportunities to participate in large and small ensemble groups in a highly collaborative atmosphere.
Each year about 120 qualified students are selected for the Festival. By limiting the size of the Festival, we ensure that each student gets an intensive, quality experience. Students are chosen on the basis of musical promise, ability, and curiosity.