photo 2011 HSMF horn apprentices
photo Hot Springs Music Festival violin apprentice

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 … More -->

2018 Orchestra Repertoire Announced

Maestro Stefan Sanders has selected the major orchestral repertoire for 2018: First Orchestra Concert: John Williams:  Music from Star Wars: Main Title & Cantina Band Gustav Holst: The Planets (with chorus) Second Orchestra Concert: Victor Young:  Overture to Around the World in … More -->

News of Note

New ASMSA Dormitory

Festival Partners: ASMSA

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 […]

Festival Partners: Oaklawn School

Our full symphony orchestra concerts would not be possible without the generous cooperation of the staff of Oaklawn Magnet School for Visual and Performing Arts, part of the Hot Springs School District, who provide their auditorium for all our orchestral rehearsals and performances.  To learn more about this remarkable school and this progressive school district, […]

Festival Friends

The Hot Springs Music Festival is most grateful to all who  open their doors for our open rehearsals and chamber concerts.  Our 2017 hosts are: the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, First Presbyterian Church, St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Emergent Arts, The Springs Hotel, St Mary’s of the Springs Roman Catholic Church, Justus Fine Art Gallery, and […]

Feed the Festival

Season 23, 3-16 June, 2018, will feature music to delight audiences of all ages.  Your continued support, whether financial, as a valued volunteer, or as an enthusiastic audience member, helped to make the 2017 Season a musical triumph. As we explore dynamic new opportunities, we hope you will give thoughtful consideration to becoming a Sustaining […]

Visit Hot Springs

Hot Springs National Park has a long and colorful history, beginning long before its designation as Hot Springs Reservation in 1832. American Indians came here for thousands of years to quarry novaculite for their tools and weapons. The Dunbar-Hunter Expedition came here in 1804, sent by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the southern reaches of […]