photo 2011 HSMF horn apprentices
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Steinway Little Rock

The Hot Springs Music is pleased to announce a new partnership with Steinway Piano Gallery, Little Rock. Please visit their website to learn more … More -->

2018 Orchestra Concert Dates

All Orchestra Concerts are at Oaklawn Magnet School, 301 Oaklawn Avenue, Hot Springs Thursday, June 7, 7.30 pm: John Williams:  Music from Star Wars: Main Title & Cantina Band Gustav Holst: The Planets (with chorus) Commentary between each movement will be provided by Stefan Sanders, … More -->

News of Note

New ASMSA Dormitory

Festival Partners: ASMSA & Oaklawn Magnet School

The presentation of the Hot Springs Music Festival would not be possible without the gracious assistance of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts.  Their beautiful Student Center is the home base for our Mentors and Apprentices during the Festival and their expert staff offer the same level of care and concern as […]

Celebrating Mark Ayers

As some of you know, Mark Ayers, one of our HSMF Board members, and a beloved local musician, died unexpectedly last November.  His amazing talent was exceeded only the the generosity of his spirit.  In celebration of his life, the Hot Springs Music Festival Board has established the Mark Ayers Scholarship Fund, to cover fees of a […]

Lumos Wind Quintet: 2018 Outreach Ensemble

The Hot Springs Music Festival is pleased to present the Lumos Wind Quintet, from Birmingham, England, as the Festival Outreach Ensemble. They are: Georgina Silverton, flute Harriet Brown, oboe Jacob Perry, clarinet Benjamin Garalnick, horn Hugh Woolley, bassoon Under the guidance of Oboe Mentor, Joseph Salvalaggio, these exceptional musicians can be heard at the following […]

Welcome Darrel Hale, bassoon mentor, week 2

We are pleased to announce Darrell T Hale, bassoon mentor for the second week of the Festival. A native of Denver, Colorado, Darrel Hale recently joined the Louisiana State University faculty as the Assistant Professor of Bassoon. Mr. Hale received a bachelors degree in bassoon performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he […]

Welcome Nicole Cherry, violin, week 2

Nicole Cherry is a graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School, having earned a Master’s of Music in violin performance as a student of the late Stephen Clapp. Ms. Cherry’s training has further exposed her to the teaching and mentorship of great artists such as the Guarneri String Quartet, pianist, Samuel Sanders, Isidore Cohen, Erick Friedman, […]