The inaugural Atlanta Festival Academy will add a unique and exciting new music performance and education experience to Atlanta, Georgia’s already vibrant cultural scene.

The second annual Atlanta Festival Academy will enthusiastically build on the fantastic success of the festival’s first year in order to continue creating a unique music performance and education experience in Atlanta, Georgia. Launched in July 2019, Atlanta Festival Academy has already brought together dozens of students from around the world who, after just ten days of dedicated and personal instruction, amazed audiences of nearly two thousand people in three separate concerts.

The founding organizations of this still-young endeavor come from three continents and five different countries. They are:

  • Lin Yao Ji Music Foundation of China (Hong Kong)
  • Menuhin Competition (United Kingdom)
  • Harpa International Music Academy (Iceland)
  • William Pu Music Academy (United States of America)

The Atlanta Festival Academy’s faculty has an equally international reach, with teachers from China, Uruguay, Bulgaria, Iceland, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States all coming together to lead and train tomorrow’s musicians.

The Atlanta Festival Academy invites young-, intermediate-, and advanced-student violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists from around the world to gather together this summer to learn from the best and, by doing so, become the best they can be. To this end AFA will:

  1. Promote the education of young and talented musicians
  2. Nurture a new generation of young musicians, shed light on talented students
  3. Give students opportunity to have private lessons, play in master classes, join chamber music, and play in Atlanta Festival Academy orchestras
  4. Provide students with an opportunity to practice performance and communication
  5. Serve as a platform for international cooperation

The Atlanta Festival Academy also acknowledges and expresses its sincere gratitude to the organizations and sponsors that enabled our festival to launch so successfully; these include the State of Georgia, City of Johns Creek, WePartner Group, Atlanta Chinese Entrepreneurs Club,  and William Harris Lee & Co.

Sincerely,
Lin Wei, Amy Chang, and William Pu