The Lyceum Music Festival isn't your run-of-the-mill summer camp. It's a place where aspiring musicians can get musical and career advice from professionals at the top of their field whether the teens aspire to become orchestra or chamber musicians, soloists or conductors.
Founder-director Kayson Brown envisions the weeklong festival, now in its fourth season, becoming Utah's answer to the high-profile summer training programs at Tanglewood in Massachusetts and Aspen in Colorado. "It's so beautiful up there," he said of Lyceum's new home at Midway's Zermatt Resort. "It certainly has the potential to be that sort of community."
Beginning Monday, July 25, about 80 student musicians will receive instruction from cellist (and YouTube star) Steven Sharp Nelson, the eclectic trio Time for Three, Utah Symphony associate conductor David Cho and the Muir String Quartet, as well as Publiquartet and Iris Quartet, two preprofessional ensembles that are in Park City to be coached by the Muir. Utah Symphony musicians will lead sectional rehearsals in preparation for a culminating orchestra concert. Past Lyceum guest instructors include violinists Anne Akiko Meyers and Jenny Oaks Baker, the 5 Browns piano quintet, and conductors Keith Lockhart and David Lockington.