what students and parents have to say about IMS:

I am an oboe student from Nazareth- Palestine.  IMS was the best.  I not only learned from amazing teachers but I also made wonderful friends from all over the world.  At IMS you could immediately see the beautiful relationships between the young and older students.  Even if they didn’t speak English we still communicated with them through music and laughed with each other.  IMS is an awesome program with great people and purpose. - Outreach Fellow from Israel, 2014 & 2015

Thank you for the best experience of my life. IMS is not just the best summer music camp, it was life changing.  - Outreach Fellow from Afghanistan, 2015

Honestly speaking, this was the best time of my life.  Being able to interact with such a diverse group of students was probably the best part. Age gaps never matter because everyone made friends. There was absolutely no bullying or discrimination.  IMS introduced me to a world of new experiences.  It was a top-notch experience that I would definitely recommend. I went to the camps in La Jolla, California and also East Hampton, NY, and I had the time of my life at both. - Alumna from the US, 2012-2016

This was a wonderful experience for both of our kids. The best camp in The Hamptons! They learned so much!  The staff was exceptional and the experience of being with folks from all different backgrounds added to their understanding of music and life.  - Parents of Alumni

This was a life changing experience for me. Under the guidance of amazing teachers, I had the chance to explore myself more and reach the deepest points of my musical skills. It was during this program when I, for the first time, found exactly who I am. I would definitely recommend anyone to go and not miss a very special experience like this.  - Outreach Fellow from Tunisia, 2012 & 2013

I never really had a proper lesson until I studied at IMS. Thank you for the unforgettable opportunity. - Outreach Fellow from Bolivia, 2015 & 2016 

Alumna Emmeline Yoo (Piano) on the impact of IMS


IMS Alumna Madden novogratz (Guitar/Voice) talks about her positive experiences at the program.


IMS has sponsored

Fellows from these countries!