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Applications for AVANTI 2017 are now open!


Apply online today and save – early application fee in place through February 15, 2017


AVANTI Symphonic Orchestra 2016 dress rehearsal onstage at Orchestra Hall, Detroit

AVANTI Woodwind Quintet 2016, DSO Bassoonist Victoria King working side-by-side with AVANTI students in preparation for public concert




 Save the Date!


AVANTI 2017 will run from

Tuesday, August 1, 2017,

through Sunday, August 6, 2017


Applications will open on Monday, January 9, 2017.  Looking forward to seeing you this summer! 



Congratulations to Jennifer Bywaters, winner of the 5th annual AVANTI Concerto Competition!  Jennifer will be performing Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1 with the musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and her AVANTI peers on Saturday, July 30, 2016!  

Concerto Finalists

The three finalists (l. to r.) – Jennifer Bywaters, horn, Tristan Wilson, viola, and Isabella Panse, clarinet. Congratulations to all!

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AVANTI Festival & FINALE tickets now on sale!

Featuring the Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and AVANTI students, July 29 and July 30, 2016.


Want to be part of the action?  We still have openings for bassoons, trombones, and saxophones. Register now



AVANTI 2016 Registration is now open! 

Join DSO musicians and Metro Detroit music students for a week of fun and learning – July 25-30, 2016.



AVANTI 2016 Ensemble Directors!

Michael Steele

Michael Steele, Lake Orion High School

David Reed

David Reed, Bloomfield Hills H.S.




A V A N T I  Summer MusicFest,  5470 Chene St, Suite 205, Detroit, MI 48211  

tel: 734-756-9499

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