Curriculum Info

Chamber Music Program

The chamber music program will consist of coachings, rehearsals, master classes, concerts, and performances. Students will receive expert coaching on a daily basis with faculty members. Students will also participate in daily master classes in the afternoon. Performances in the evening will create culminating experiences.

American Language Institute (ALI)

At American Language Institute (ALI) at California State University, Bakersfield, we offer a special two-week language training for Bakersfield International Music Festival participants.  Students will practice listening and speaking English in a classroom with American teachers.  Classes will cover everyday conversation topics as well as basic academic topics such as technology, psychology and science.

Mornings (Intl. Students Only)


Learn English in California with native-speaker teachers!

  • 8:45-11:45am Listening & Speaking (M/W)
  • 8:45-11:45am Reading & Writing (T/Th)
  • Covering Academic & Everyday English



Music program for students studying violin, viola, cello, and piano.

  • 1pm-4pm Chamber Music
  • 1pm-4pm Coaching Sessions
  • 4pm-5pm Master Classes


Most Days

Concerts are held several times with participant opportunities!

  • 7pm Evening Performances
  • Faculty Concert TBA
  • Young Artists Concert 7/15 & 7/22
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