IMIF students were invited to input their thoughts and experiences directly onto this blog. Here are their reflections on IMIF 2013
"We jumped into everything and got to know each other personally and musically right from the beginning of the very first day." -Sara B.
"I really feel at home here, it's like we're one big musical family! There are many great musicians that I have learned so much from, and we start and end the day together." -Julia S.
"I can't imagine a faculty more dedicated to their students than the instructors at IMIF. Every day they put an incredible amount of time and effort towards helping us progress as musicians which makes IMIF a truly unique and special place." -Isabel B.
"IMIF opened doors to many musical opportunities that I would not otherwise have been exposed to." Alyssa H.
"I love that this festival is so intimate. Great things come in small packages!" -Sydney B.
"IMIF focuses on the emotional and spiritual side of the musician just as much as the technical side." -Sara B.
"Through this festival I have had the opportunity to work with many fantastic musicians and I have learned so much about technique and sound." -Jacob M.
"It's really fun to play in a chamber group and have excellent instruction from great teachers." -Mahesh D.
"It was wonderful to play in a chamber... Haha." -Alyssa H.
"I thought the "holistic" aspects of the experience might be exaggerated, but they weren't and were so fun and memorable! The workshops, masterclasses, and concerts were amazing." -Audrey R.
"Everyone supports each other!" -Stephanie H.
"IMIF is a community of incredibly dedicated musicians, always there for support when you need it." -Abigail L.
"A very vital musical experience without the competitive atmosphere." -Ben F.
"Generally, I'm a quiet person, and shy. But IMIF has helped me come out musically. I've grown so much!" -Sydney B.
"So, Brian Ganz announces that he is going to be playing Chopin's 4th Ballade and Jacob just about exploded with excitement." -Kara I.
"IIMIF is an amazing place where you learn to master what you love with some of the greatest teachers in the world."
"I loved that IIMIF focuses on the emotional and spiritual side of the musician just as much as the technical side. I've been to several summer programs, and this sets your program apart."
"The focus on a holistic approach and comprehensive musicianship made for an incredible experience. There are not enough words to capture how grateful I am for what I learned."
"I especially loved that this festival is so intimate. Great things come in small packages!"