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2017 Orchestra Programs Announced

Mark your calendars now for Season 22: 4-17 June 2017.  Orchestral highlights include: Berlioz: Roman Carnival (1844) Rota: Bassoon Concerto … More -->


HSMF Chorus presents world premiere

The Hot Springs Music Festival Chorus, joined by the Chamber Chorale of Henderson State University, under the direction of Dr Andrew Kreckmann, presented the first performance of a work by Dr Philip Schroeder, also of Henderson State, in a program of music written and performed by the composer and … More -->

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Mark Your Calendars

Remember the Hot Springs Music Festival on Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Your gift will help us continue to offer full tuition scholarships for talented young musicians from around to the world to receive instruction and inspiration from our exceptional mentor/teachers, and present concerts of exceptional quality at reasonable costs to area residents. Contact us […]


James Decker, low brass

James T. Decker, Associate Professor of Trombone, holds the Master of Music Education degree from Herbert H. Lehman College, the Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, and the Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School. He has performed with a wide range of ensembles, including the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, where he served […]

Caroline Kinsey

Caroline Kinsey, horn

Caroline Kinsey a native of San Antonio, TX, is Principal Horn with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra after 11 years as Principal Horn of the Arkansas Symphony, Little Rock, AR. She received her Bachelor of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music in 1990 and her Professional Studies Certificate from the Cleveland […]