An intensive Eastern European music and culture experience for motivated young musicians ages 12-22.



When BALKAPALOOZA! began in 2006, we had two main goals:

  1. To create a safe learning environment in which students are encouraged to ask questions and try new things while working with their peers in an ensemble setting, and
  2. To provide as many resources as possible to help students both in their musicianship and in their understanding of these cultures.

One of the ways we like to keep in touch with BALKAPALOOZA! graduates is by providing a blog where students can post their comments, share their "a-ha!" moments, and stay connected through our online community. Click here to visit the blog (you will be redirected to an external site managed by