Engagement and Education

Twickenham Fest strives to cultivate the audiences of tomorrow and plant the seeds of future artists and patrons alike. 

2017 Education and Engagement

 Susanna Phillips, Soprano and Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo (2016 Resident Artist) offer Q&A following the 2016 Vocal Masterclass.

Susanna Phillips, Soprano and Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo (2016 Resident Artist) offer Q&A following the 2016 Vocal Masterclass.

All-City Masterclass

Tuesday August 22, 2017

Designed as an invitational to High School students performing at an exceptional level, and preparing for college auditions and competitions. Twickenham Fest is thrilled to welcome six students from high schools in Huntsville including Lee, Grissom, Huntsville High, and Bob Jones High School. Students will perform and receive critique and feedback from Twickenham Fest co-founder and world renowned soprano, Susanna Phillips, and our 2017 Resident Artist Miles Mykkanen, tenor. Vocal Music classes from the selected students' schools will be invited to attend. 

Family at the Fest

10:00am | Saturday, August 26, 2017
Huntsville Public Library


Keep your pajamas on Saturday morning August 26th and join us at the Huntsville Public Library to get to know the instruments! Learn how each instrument makes their music, and how the instruments can work together to make a beautiful piece of music come to life. 




Engagement & Education 2015

Public Events

Music in the Galleries

Music accompanying "Images of the Great War: The European Offensives, 1914 – 1916"
Saturday August 22rd
1:30 and 2:30pm | Huntsville Museum of Art

Classical music joins with the visual arts as Twickenham Fest artists accompany the current Huntsville Museum of Art special exhibition, which presents 44 prints, drawings and watercolors by various artists depicting aspects of the first two years of the first World War.

The music is included with regular museum admission or membership.


Piano Masterclass

Amy J. Yang - Clinician
Sunday August 23
1:30-3:30pm | Roberts  Recital Hall, University of Alabama - Huntsville

Pianist Amy J. Yang (2015 resident Artist) offers insight to UAH students in a one-on-one workshop, which is open to the public. Hailed by The New York Concert Review as "a magnificent artist and poet", pianist Amy Yang is a seasoned soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. In the exciting last season, she played over fifty concerts including making debuts on series like the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Music at the Phillips in Washington, D.C., Music at the Institute in New York City, Buffalo Chamber Music Society, Wolfeboro Friends of Music, Curtis On Tour at the Kennedy Center, Van Cliburn Tribute at the Nasher Museum’s Soundings Series in Ft. Worth, collaborating with the ensemble A Far Cry and with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Sembrich Museum Series.

If you are interested in attending as an audience member please contact Julia Hardin, Manager of Engagement at julia@twickenhamfest.org | 773-816-4190. 


Johannes Brahms | Pre-Concert Lecture

Dr. Melody Ng - Presenter
Saturday August 29
6:30-7:00pm | Trinity United Methodist Church

Join us before the music to learn more about the evening's composer, Johannes Brahms. Presented by Dr. Melody Ng (University of Alabama - Huntsville), explore key moments in the life of Brahms as it relates to the evening's performance and chosen repertoire. 

Early check-in will be available and special entrance into the concert for all attendees!


Events with Schools and Organizations

  • Student engagement though Academy of Academics and Arts and Lee High School, and more to be announced

For inquiries or requests for artist appearances or classes please contact: 
Julia Hardin, Manager of Engagement
julia@twickenhamfest.org | 773-816-4190


Past Fest Community Engagement

Engagement & Education Week 2014

August 18 - 24, 2014

Public Events

Twickenham Fest at the US Space Rocket Center

The Science of Sound
Saturday August 23rd
10:30am and 1pm | One-hour sessions

Classical music meets science as Twickenham Fest artists visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

On August 23, 2014, some of the musicians and vocalists who will perform at Huntsville premier chamber music festival are hosting an educational event called the “Science of Sound.” The one-hour event, which includes an interactive physics of sound musical interactive event, is at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Saturn V Hall Digital Theater.

The workshops are included with regular museum admission or membership.

Performances at Huntsville and Madison Public Libraries

Music for Children
Madison Public Library
Sunday August 24th - Afternoon

Performance and Q&A with Twickenham Fest Artists
Huntsville Public Library
Sunday August 24th - 4:00pm

Events with Schools and Organizations

  • Work with K-12 students though Village of Promise and Boys and Girls Clubs, and other schools to be announced
  • Masterclasses and workshops with music students at the University of Alabama, Huntsville