Winold Music Festival

from June 17th to 22nd


The Winold Music Festival was founded in honor of the renowned cellist and pedagogue Helga Winold. Our mission is to enrich the music culture in Southwest Florida by providing participants with an intensive chamber music experience.


Festival participants will work closely with outstanding faculty and guest artists by receiving daily coaching to improve their technical, expressive, and musical skills. Courses that discuss strategies for practice, improvisation, music theory, and communication in music will take place throughout the festival.


We invite pianists, violinists, violists, and cellists to join us for this dynamic one-week fine arts festival!


Tuition: $400

Attendance is required for the entire duration of the festival. Decisions regarding admissions and scholarships will be made in May and applicants will be notified of acceptance by email. 

Tuition includes daily coaching, music classes, performance workshops, and the opportunity to play in a masterclass for a guest artist. 

Choir Rehearsal Hall at the Florida College

Hutchinson Auditorium at the Florida College

Location and Schedule

Our 2024 edition of the Winold Music Festival will take place at the Florida College, located in 119 N. Glen Arven Ave.  Temple Terrace, FL 33617.

Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm, and a Saturday concert at 6:30pm.

WMF 2023 Faculty Concert at the Puckett Auditorium, Florida College


All applicants are encouraged to select and prepare for audition whichever piece seems to fit their technical proficiency best. 

Click here to go to the application form. 

All applications must be submitted no later than April 15th.


Partial or full-scholarship at WMF is available based on audition results, with consideration given only after application and audition process is completed by the applicant.