The Charles Ives Music Festival at the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra explores the history and legacy of American composer Charles Ives through concerts and educational events. CIMF offers aspiring musicians the unique opportunity to perform side-by-side with world class artist-faculty in chamber music groups and in the CIMF Orchestra. CIMF Artist-Faculty hold positions in major American orchestras, touring chamber ensembles, and perform on Broadway. CIMF educational programs are offered during the school year and at a two-week festival in the summer. CIMF concerts are presented throughout the year and feature CIMF Artist-Faculty and special guest artists. These concerts honor the legacy of Charles Ives through performances of his works, music of other American composers and musicians, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate other styles of music. For more information on the Charles Ives Music Festival, click the link below.