Brevard Music Center

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Brevard Music Center is, at once, a place, a summer institute, and a festival. The Music Center is situated on a wooded 180-acre campus in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Founded in 1936, the Music Center has matured into one of this country's premier summer training programs and festivals. More than 400 gifted students, ages 14 through post-college, come to the Music Center to study with members of a distinguished artist faculty and with renowned guest artists. For seven weeks, students participate in a vigorous program of instruction that includes ensembles, private lessons, and chamber music. Brevard's hallmark is the powerful sense of community that re-emerges every June, as faculty and students work together to present more than 80 concerts to the public. The total audience each summer numbers more than 30,000. For decades the Brevard Music Center has inspired devotion not only among its students and faculty but also among its listeners and among a vast corps of volunteers. That hundreds of persons have purchased homes in western North Carolina expressly to be near the Brevard Music Center gives some measure of the Center's significance to its community.
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Mary Sutherland
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A perfect opening on June 24 with pianist Conrad Tao in Rachmaninoff's Paganin Variations. On June 25 it was an Abba tribute band from Sweden and there was dancing in the aisles. Sunday's matinee was the "Firebird" - fantastic.
Written July 4, 2022
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LouVil
Juno Beach, FL107 contributions
Couples
We’ve been to three concerts there in the last year and we’ve been impressed by all three. The quality of what is essentially a student/faculty/stringer orchestra is really extraordinary and a testimony to resident Artistic Director, Keith Lockhart and the various guest conductors.

The covered open air facility is beautiful and the mostly volunteer staff of ushers and parking attendants is helpful and friendly. Western North Carolina is so fortunate to have it.
Written July 17, 2022
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David S
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
BMC performances are always spectacular. Don't be fooled by its small-town location--the performers, conductors, and the venues are outstanding. If you are looking for accomodations near BMC, just take note that there are vacation rentals very near the Music Center that aren't listed on TripAdvisor's vacation rental listings. Check out VRBO and AirBnB for most extensive vacation rental listings.
Written January 16, 2022
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BlueridgeCharlie
Dugspur, VA342 contributions
Friends
The music venue is located on a very beautiful campus just outside Brevard. A full house was on hand for the Garrison Keillor concert. The acoustics were very good and all seats had a good view of the stage.
A downside is the long vehicular crawl into the venue when a full capacity event takes place. Got a good look at the lakes and park setting on the drive in. Parked a long distance way and had a long wait for a shuttle to the car after the show.
Would plan more time getting in on a future visit. A five star other than the minor delays with the large attendance. Left our restaurant in town before 7PM, got to our seats as the show started at 7:30.
Written September 8, 2015
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Amber G
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This live orchestral performance during the West Side Story film was phenomenal. Gorgeous venue and amazingly talented performers. Perfect summer evening with music and friends.
Written August 10, 2018
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budgettraveler53
Pineville, NC9 contributions
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Great summer music festival and master classes for some of the country's best classical musicians and admirers
Written July 26, 2017
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Nancy E
Brevard, NC13 contributions
Couples
We attend the performances as well as usher at several events. The talent is amazing. Both the students (young high school and college age musicians from all over the world), the faculty, and guest artists provide the most memorable performances. This is a definite "do not miss" if you are in the area during the summer.
Written July 30, 2015
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Larry G
Clemson, SC519 contributions
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We attended the performance by Izaak Perlman for the opening of the 78th season of the Brevard Music Centre. Needless to say, it was outstanding. The place was packed/sold out. Although it began at 6 pm, it was still quite warm & humid. Thank goodness there was as breeze. Parking is a challenge. Getting in & out also a challenge. Still outstanding experience.
Written June 27, 2014
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Jim N
Brevard, NC13 contributions
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The quality of music performed primarily by high school and college students is just amazing. I have been there many times and am always in awe. If you're in town when the Brevard Philharmonic or Community Band are playing, don't miss them either. They are both exceptional. Don't be misled by the small size of Brevard. The music at both the Brevard Music Center and Brevard College is superb. There is frequently a lot of free music, so be sure to check the local paper, The Transylvania Times, for the schedule of activities.
Written July 29, 2013
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Jan Clarson K
Asheville13 contributions
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What could be better? A beautiful mountain evening in a lovely setting listening to superb musicians conducted by a magical maestro! Brevard Music Festival is a great sumner tradition. If you haven’t been, don’t miss the 2020 season!
Written August 18, 2019
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