–Updated April 2021–

Dear Marrowstone Applicants and Families,

SYSO plans to continue offering youth musicians the opportunity to grow their musical skills and connect with peers and dedicated faculty during summer of 2021. We are closely monitoring Washington State’s public health guidelines to determine the type of programs we can offer in July or August. We will be making an announcement at the end of this month regarding the Marrowstone Music Festival 2021.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list so that you are notified of summer program plans, please click here and be sure to select Marrowstone Music Festival.

SYSO Staff













The Marrowstone Music Festival, founded in 1943, is the largest and most comprehensive summer orchestral training program in the Pacific Northwest. Every summer over 200 musicians, ages 14 to 25, come from over 30 states and several countries to study with our internationally acclaimed faculty at the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham. During this intense two-week program students are immersed in orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes, and repertoire building professional performance opportunities.