Five Seasons Chamber Festival Testimonials


“The connections I made at the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival years ago continue to amaze me. In studio class I met the man who later became my teacher through high school. I enjoyed an impromptu lesson with a Five Seasons teacher just last year because of mutual friends on the faculty. I envision this kind of collegiality playing forward throughout my musical life.”
—Current college student and past festival participant

“You are doing a huge part in keeping the arts and live music alive in Iowa. We loved being a part of the 2012 festival and hope to return in a future summer.”
—Denson Paul Pollard (with colleagues from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York, leaders of the Brass Workshop 2012)

“One of the best features of the festival is the emphasis on chamber music, which really teaches students how to communicate with each other through music. I have always respected the warm and inviting atmosphere of the festival, and students of all ages and backgrounds will feel comfortable here.”
-Martin Torch-Ishii, cello faculty

“Everything was so thoughtfully planned and very well organized. The faculty participants were tremendous.”
-Parent of festival participant

“I’m now at a much longer and more ‘competitive’ festival, and my chamber groups (or coaches) do not match the level at Five Seasons.”
-Festival participant