The American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF) Summer Music Courses in Europe, now in its eight year, offers music students an exciting opportunity to study music in Europe under the tutelage of a distinguished international faculty comprised of experienced teachers and renowned chamber musicians and soloists, as well as to explore Europe’s rich history through a variety of trips and excursions.


American Fine Arts Festival

Russian Winter Tour 2017

Christmas concerts

Moscow, St. Petersburg


In the Kremlin

On the Palace Square in St. Petersburg

Christmas time


AFAF Summer Courses in Europe 2015, Russia tour


Summer Courses in Europe 2015 (Germany, Austria, Italy tour)


Anastasia Titova /Russia/ , Yigun Wang /China/


Two Unique Educational Experiences

This year’s AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe is split into two programs. Both programs include a week of music study during which our esteemed faculty will provide participants with daily coaching’s, private lessons, instruction in music history, as well as a chance to participate in chamber music ensembles, master classes and recitals. Both programs also include several days of travel during which participants will be able to follow into the steps of some of classical music’s greatest composers, do some serious sightseeing and discover the musical and cultural history of Germany-Czech Republic-Austria, and Russia.


The Germany-Czech Republic-Austria Tour

Our first program, the Germany-Czech Republic-Austria Tour, begins on August 2, 2018 in Weimar, where the Music School “Johann Nepomuk Hummel Music School” will once again be playing host to our students. With Weimar as their home base, participants will be able to explore surrounding cities and learn more about the composers that called these cities home, including Leipzig, Dresden, Eisenach, Zwickau and Würzburg. The program ends with an extended trip that will take participants to Austria where they will visit the historic town of Salzburg.


The Russia Tour – TBA















For More Information

More information about both our summer programs, including details about the curriculum, accommodations and program fees, is now available in our Summer Guide 2017. We also invite you to find out more about our travel itinerary and the cities we’ll be visiting. Take a look at our distinguished faculty and don’t forget to download an application form today!