The Endless Mountain Music Festival’s three-week internship program began on Monday, July 15 and will end on Sunday, Aug. 4.

This year, there are eight festival interns. They include exceptional high school music students and music performance students who are undergraduates or in a master’s degree program at a college or university in the United States. An intern is accepted into this program based on his or her music teacher’s recommendation and submission of an audition video. The interns include: Sarah Van Waes, Genevieve Batman, Christian Hartman and Collin Hill on cello; Jonathan Sotelo on percussion; Noah Wang on violin; Jacob Weglarz on trumpet; and Nick Bulgarino on trombone.

Students take private lessons twice per week for three weeks with principal players from the Festival Symphony Orchestra, participate in coached chamber music ensembles and perform with professional musicians as members of the orchestra under the direction of Maestro Stephen Gunzenhauser.

As part of their internship, the students will produce and perform four free Inspiration Concerts for children and seniors.

The Inspiration Concerts to be presented by the interns include:

  • Monday, July 22 — 10 a.m., Blossburg Memorial Library, 307 Main Street, Blossburg and 1 p.m., Knoxville Public Library, 112 East Main Street, Knoxville
  • Sunday, July 28 — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during brunch at the Penn Wells Hotel, 62 Main Street, Wellsboro.
  • Monday, July 29 — 11:30 a.m., Centerway Square, 117 Pine Street, Corning, N.Y.
  • Tuesday, July 23 — At 12:30 p.m. in the Southeast Steuben County Library at 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza in Corning, N.Y. with jazz pianist Bram Wijnands.