For 16 years, the Heifetz International Music Institute has been dedicated to the artistic growth and career development of some of the world’s most talented and promising classical musicians, and in 2012, the organization opens its doors at Mary Baldwin College.
The partnership will bring exquisite music to the MBC campus and Staunton, with free, twice weekly "Stars of Tomorrow" concerts at the college’s Francis Auditorium (Mondays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m.) and "Celebrity Series" concerts at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Blackfriars Playhouse, featuring performances by the Institute’s world-renowned artists/faculty. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors.
The non-profit was established in 1996 on the revolutionary educational concept that young musicians — some as young as 13 — can be taught to communicate the emotion of music, beyond mere technical agility and beautiful playing.
Mary Baldwin College also has a rich history of nurturing the arts and a solid track record of educating bright, young minds. In 1871, it became home to one of the first music conservatories in the south and in 2011, the college celebrated its 25th year of the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted.